As more people being diagnosed with cancer there are more and more cancer research foundations. This includes many foundations for lymphoma, which is a type of lymph node cancer. One of the better known organizations is the Lymphoma Research FoundationIcon: External Link, which was founded in 2001. There are others that focus on a specific type of cancer or all blood cancers.

Each of the organizations hopes, prays, and chases after the elusive cure for cancer. Though it has not been discovered yet, the research done by these foundations has increased survival rates and the quality of life through improvements to treatment plans for lymph node cancer patients.

Cancer Research for a Cure and Increased Survival Rates

Cancer research is done to find a cure for cancer and improve survival rates. Lymphoma research for lymph node cancer is no different. This is done with research and when something looks promising it will be used to treat people with that type of cancer. Though a cure has not been discovered, new treatments often result in longer survival rates in individuals with lymphoma and other cancers. Cancer research foundations provide the following services:

  • Fund research
  • Provide support
  • Organizes clinical trials
  • Publications
  • Internet presence
  • Help lines
  • Education
  • Volunteers
  • Advocacy
  • Grants and aid
  • Community
  • Public awareness

Some foundations function only to provide research for a specific type of lymph node cancer, and others may be for different types of cancers and include lymphoma research.

The common thread that connects all the foundations is that people who were affected by lymphoma and other blood cancers started them. Some successfully fought and survived while others lost their battle, but each person who was diagnosed and started a foundation or inspired a foundation continue to make a difference through those foundations. Each foundation is an amazing testimony of how good can come from some of life’s most challenging times.