World Lymphoma Awareness Day is marked on September 15th and since there are no programs of early detection of this disease, the only way to detect lymphoma early is to educate and inform the public about lymphoma as a disease about which little is known.
In Croatia, out of every 100,000 residents, 15 will be diagnosed with lymphoma, which means about 675 people every year.
Lymphomas are malignancies of the lymphocytes which usually present with painless enlarged lymph nodes, while some patients also experience a fever, itchy skin and weight loss.
To learn more about lymphomas and myelomas we would like to refer you to the article which has been prepared by Nadira Durakovic M.D.
To mark the World Lymphoma Awareness Day, the Croatian Leukemia and Lymphoma Society invites you to attend a presentation at the Kulturno informativnom centru (Culture Information Center) in Zagreb at Preradovićeva 5 on Friday, September 13th, at 5 PM.
1. Treatment of Lymphoma Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Professor Igor Aurer, D.Sc., Hematology Department, KBC Zagreb
2. The Role of Imaging Techniques in the Diagnosis and Follow-up Treatment of Lymphoma and Leukemia
Antonija Balenović D.Sc., Specialist in Nuclear Medicine, Polyclinic Medikol
3. Suffering from Lymphoma and Leukemia in the Culture of Health
Marijana Braš M.D., D.Sc., Clinic for Psychological Medicine KBC Zagreb
4. Life with Lymphoma
Ljiljana Pomper, Ms., Division of Hematology, KB Merkur
In addition, you can get more information about lymphomas at the information stand of the Croatian Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (HULL) on Sunday, September 15th, on Petar Preradovića Square (Cvjetni Trg), from 10 AM to 12 PM.