Published in Blood Weekly, September 29th, 1997
In the largest study of its kind in Britain, research on leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood diseases showed a 40 percent increase in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) over the past 10 years in the 30-79 age group.
It also found that more men than women, particularly over the age of 50, are likely to develop cancers of the blood.
If the current rise continues, researchers predict the disease to be the sixth most common form of cancer by the year 2000.
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