Every year, World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is observed on September 15 across the world. the main purpose of this day is to raise awareness of lymphoma, an increasingly common form of cancer. It also creates awareness regarding lymphoma and the particular emotional and psychosocial challenges facing patients and caregivers suffering from different forms of lymphoma.
- In 2004, Lymphoma Coalition (LC) initiated World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) to observe.
- Lymphoma Coalition is known as a non-profit network organization of 83 lymphoma patient groups from 52 countries around the world.
World Lymphoma Awareness Day: History
- Lymphoma Coalition initiated World Lymphoma in 2002.
- Lymphoma Coalition is a worldwide network of 83 lymphoma patient groups based in Ontario, Canada, whose mission is to enable global impact by fostering a lymphoma ecosystem that aims to ensure local change and evidence-based action.
World Lymphoma Awareness: Theme
- The Theme 2021 of World Lymphoma Awareness Day is “We Can’t Wait”.
What is Lymphoma?
- Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system and it is part of the body’s germ-fighting network.
- The lymphatic system contains the lymph nodes (lymph glands), spleen, thymus gland and bone marrow.
- Lymphoma can affect all areas of the body as well as organs.
Symptoms of Lymphoma
- Lymph node swelling
- Fatigue that persists
- Night sweats
- Difficulty catching breath
- Weight loss
World Lymphoma Awareness Day: FAQS
World Lymphoma Awareness Day is observed?
World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is organized on September 15 every year.
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