American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (September 2021)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (September 2021)

September Is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month.

Approximately every four minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or another type of cancer that affects the blood cells, bone marrow or lymphatic system. Due to recent research advances, many of these people are able to successfully overcome these conditions or manage their symptoms while maintaining a high quality of life. In almost all cases, the key to achieving the best possible outcome is early detection.

To enhance the general public’s understanding of hematologic cancers and their early warning signs, the U.S. Congress has designated September as National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month. The goals of this effort are to get the word out about the prevalence of these complex conditions and their symptoms, and also to point people to trusted information resources, all of which can increase the likelihood of early detection and better outcomes.

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells, which help the body fight off infection. The condition originates in the bone marrow (the soft, spongy substance found within the bone cavities where blood cells are produced). Once formed, these cancerous cells can spread to the blood and circulate throughout the body. Early signs of leukemia are often difficult to recognize because many tend to be very similar to flu symptoms. Some common signs include: General fatigue, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, easy bleeding or bruising, pinpoint blood spots under the skin (petechiae), dizziness, fever, loss of appetite, weakness, bone or stomach pain, painless lumps (swollen lymph nodes) in the neck, underarms, stomach or groin
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the infection-fighting cells of the body’s immune system (lymphocytes). There are two main categories of lymphoma-related conditions: Hodgkin disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Some symptoms that are common to both categories include: Exhaustion, loss of appetite, night sweats, shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, abdomen or groin, fever, skin rash or itchiness, unintentional weight loss.

Staying informed about the latest news on hematologic cancer prevention, screening and treatment is an important step in reducing your risk of developing leukemia and lymphoma, or – if you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions – achieving the best possible outcome from your treatment.

Light it Red for Lymphoma makes lymphoma visible by lighting buildings and landmarks across the world in red. You can bring this effort to your neighborhood by illuminating your home with red lights! All locations will light up on September 15, 2021.

American Internet Tech proceeds to one more monthly donation for the American Cancer Society. Let’s all Light it Red and support their cause!