Lymphoma Canada is a national charity that for 24 years has empowered the lymphoma community through education, support, advocacy and research. Lymphoma affects many people, from patients, family and caregivers to medical professionals and researchers. Lymphoma Canada connects and empowers this community. Together we are promoting early detection, finding new and better treatment, helping patients access those treatments, learning about lymphoma’s causes and risk factors, and finding a cure.
Lymphoma Canada is wholly Canadian. All of our resources are derived from Canadian statistics and feature only Canadian-specific information. Our Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of Canadian clinicians and researchers, reviews and provides guidance on our resources. Lymphoma Canada further funds Canadian researchers and the work in lymphoproliferative malignancies.
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. In lymphoma a tumour develops due to abnormal and out-of-control growth of abnormal lymphocytes. Because the lymphatic system exists throughout the body and involves many organs, there may be cancerous tumours in many parts of the body. Lymphoma encompasses a variety of cancers specific to the lymphatic system, an important network of glands and vessels that make up the body’s immune system, our main line of defense against disease. Lymphoma is grouped into major categories: Hodgkin lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. There are over 80 subtypes of lymphoma each with their own clinical course.