Health Days 2011
World Lymphoma Awareness Day
Introduction:
September 15, every year is celebrated as World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) under the theme "Know your Nodes". WLAD was initiated in 2004 to raise public awareness of both Hodgkin and non- Hodgkin lymphoma in terms of symptom recognition, early diagnosis and treatment. 
 
Lymph node: Also sometimes referred to as lymph glands, which helps fight viruses or bacteria that cause infection.
There are approximately 600 nodes from head to toe!  They can be found anywhere in the body and are strategically located where bacteria are most commonly found.

With over 45 subtypes under the umbrella of lymphoma, one million people worldwide live with lymphoma and nearly 1,000 people are diagnosed with the disease every day.
 
International Day: 15/9/2011
Local Day: 17/10/1432H

Themes of the World Lymphoma Awareness Day 2011:
       ( Know your Nodes )
 
Target Group:
  • Patients and their families.
  • Health staff, including doctors, nurses, health educators and social workers.
  •  Health associations and institutions (Saudi Cancer Society).
  • all Members of the Community.
 
Mission and Objectives:
  •  Lymphomas are not understood; are often misdiagnosed and often treated for the misdiagnosis. The most people had heard of lymphoma prior to diagnosis, they knew very little about it and almost never connected their symptoms to it.
  •  Lack of awareness of lymphoma signs and symptoms results in late diagnosis.
  •  Cause is yet unknown.  Without known causes, we cannot pre-screen or prevent lymphoma from occurring.

Logo of World Lymphoma Awareness Day 2011:
 
                                      
 

 Websites that can be referenced for further information:

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