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Leukemia (American English) or leukaemia (British English) (from the Greek leukos - white, and haima - blood) is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of white blood cells. Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In turn, it is part of the even broader group of diseases affecting the blood, bone marrow and lymphoid system, which are all known as hematological neoplasms. In 2000, approximately 256,000 children and adults around the world developed some form of leukemia, and 209,000 died from it. About 90% of all leukemias are diagnosed in adults.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma, previously known as Hodgkin’s disease, is a type of lymphoma, which is a cancer originating from white blood cells called lymphocytes. It was named after Thomas Hodgkin, who first described abnormalities in the lymph system in 1832. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is characterized by the orderly spread of disease from one lymph node group to another and by the development of systemic symptoms with advanced disease. When Hodgkins cells are examined microscopically, multinucleated Reed-Sternberg cells (RS cells) are the characteristic histopathologic finding. Hodgkin’s lymphoma may be treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the choice of treatment depending on the age and sex of the patient and the stage, bulk and histological subtype of the disease. The disease occurrence shows two peaks: the first in young adulthood (age 15–35) and the second in those over 55 years old. The 10-year overall survival rate is more than 90% for any stages, early stage may help more (stage I or II) Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Since many patients are young, they often live 40 years or more after treatment. However, few studies follow patients as long as 25 years, and those studies are of older treatments with more life-threatening adverse effects, so it is impossible to predict long-term outcomes of newer, less harmful treatments. Radiation treatments, and some chemotherapy drugs, pose a risk of causing potentially fatal secondary cancers, heart disease, and lung disease 40 or more years later. Modern treatments greatly minimize the chances of these late effects.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk PSA featuring National Spokesperson Michael C. Hall. Visit www.LightTheNight.org for more information or to register.
On January 13, 2010, Michael C. Hall and his agent and spokesman confirmed that he was undergoing treatment for a treatable form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The cancer was in remission and he was continuing treatment. Many castmates and friends made their concerns known to the media, some even admitting they had no idea Hall was battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma because he never showed any signs of the disease. He expressed anxiety, mostly because he had avoided doctors since a childhood hernia operation.
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society pours a tremendous amount of money directly into cutting-edge cancer research - research that I’ve certainly benefited from. It’s an organization that you can be confident is at the forefront of moving things forward.”
- Michael C. Hall
“Walk as if your life depended on it, because somebody’s life does.” - Michael C. Hall
This is the secondly only video I have ever seen that shows me that a popular actor/celebrity can be a real sound human being, and not just some overblown Hollywood glorification. The first was Patrick Swayze talking about his Cancer with wife Lisa and interviewer Barbara Walters present. Here Michael looks as though he is ready to cry, and is expressing his true feelings about a very powerful and obviously life changing experience and disease. We are all blessed that this man, this idol of mine…is still alive and well.
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