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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a heterogeneous group of malignancies that usually develop in the lymph nodes and lymphatic tissue found in organs, such as the spleen, stomach, or skin, although in some cases, it can involve bone marrow and blood.1,2 The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 77,240 new cases (42,380 men and 34,860 women) of NHL will be diagnosed in the United States in 2020, and approximately 19,940 people (11,460 men and 8480 women) will die from the disease.1 How much do you know about NHL?

Cancer caregivers can be partners, family members, or close friends who become the lifeline of the patient with cancer.1 A 2020 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP Family Caregiving states that more than 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers and have provided care to an adult or child in the past 12 months.2 How much do you know about cancer caregivers?

Neuroblastoma is a very rare type of cancerous tumor that develops from nerve cells in the fetus called neuroblasts.1,2 The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 800 new cases of neuroblastoma will be diagnosed in the United States each year, accounting for approximately 6% of all cancers in children.1 How much do you know about neuroblastoma?

June 7, 2020, marks the 33rd annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration of Life. This is a day set aside each year to recognize cancer survivors, to raise awareness of the challenges they face, and to celebrate life. Although extended survivorship used to be a rare occurrence in patients with cancer, the implementation of more effective treatment strategies and better detection and screening methods has increased the odds that individuals will live longer after diagnosis. How much do you know about cancer survivorship?

Anal cancer is a rare malignancy, representing approximately 0.5% of all new cancer cases in the United States.1,2 The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 8590 new cases (5900 women and 2690 men) of anal cancer will be diagnosed in the country in 2020, and approximately 1350 (810 women and 540 men) will die from the disease.1 How much do you know about anal cancer?

Thymoma and thymic carcinomas are rare cancers affecting the thymus, a small organ located behind the breastbone in the front part of the chest.1,2 Although the exact number is not known, the American Cancer Society estimates that less than 1 person per 1.5 million people in the United States is diagnosed with these malignancies annually (approximately 400 cases per year).1 How much do you know about thymus cancers?

Oral cavity cancer, which starts in the mouth, and oropharyngeal cancer, which starts in the oropharynx, are 2 of the most common types of malignancies that develop in the head and neck region of the body.1,2 According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 53,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2019, and approximately 10,860 people will die from these diseases.1 How much do you know about oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers?

Retinoblastoma is a very rare malignancy that originates in the retina, the specialized tissue at the back of the eye that detects light and color.1 It is the most common type of eye cancer in children.2 According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 200 to 300 children in the United States are diagnosed with retinoblastoma each year, and greater than 90% of children with retinoblastoma are cured each year as long as the cancer has not metastasized.3 How much do you know about retinoblastoma?
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant cells are found inside, near, or on the outer layers of the ovaries.1 According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 22,530 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2019, and approximately 13,980 women will die from the disease in the same year.2 How much do you know about ovarian cancer?

Adrenocortical carcinoma, also known as adrenal cancer, is a very rare and aggressive cancer that originates in the cortex (outer layer) of the adrenal gland.1 According to the American Cancer Society, adrenocortical carcinoma is so rare that the number of people diagnosed with the disease in the United States is unknown but is estimated to be approximately 200 individuals per year.2 How much do you know about adrenal cancer?

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