Burkitt’s Lymphoma Society


Burkitt’s lymphoma is humanities fastest growing cancerous tumor. It is a tumor that is capable of doubling in just 24 hours. The experience with Burkitt’s lymphoma is very intimidating and frightening. We seek to bring peace to the struggle by sharing experiences, information and hope to others who seek it.

Burkitt’s lymphoma awareness week is coming and it starts  March 1st and runs through March 7th. The goal is simple. Get Burkitt’s lymphoma trending on Social Media. We want to make as many people aware of Burkitt’s lymphoma as we can. You can simply post the description of Burkitt’s lymphoma that I typed above in a tweet, on your timeline, make one up yourself or just mention Burkitt’s lymphoma in a comment somewhere.

We also want to try and make Facebook turn green for one week. You can use our current profile photo from our page, one we make for you, or one of your own. Let’s see if we can get Burkitt’s lymphoma trending all next week. It’s a rare cancer, but we want to make it the best known rare cancer there is, so it is something that people have heard of. We have one more day to make custom badges. See our event (Burkitt’s lymphoma awareness week) on our Facebook page, you can find it under the “more” tab above then under “events” for details. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burkitts-Lymphoma-Society/109221755827039

Thanks for liking our page, supporting us throughout the years and participating in our group, Facebook page, Website or our Burkitt’s lymphoma awareness week event.

Thanks for your time

Jeff Runyan
President/ Founder
Burkitt’s lymphoma Society

About Burkitt’s lymphoma

Burkitt’s lymphoma accounts for as many as 40% of all childhood non Hodgkin lymphoma patients worldwide. It also accounts for as many as 40% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas in HIV/AIDS patients. It also can affect adults and in the US more than 50% of all Burkitt’s lymphoma patients each year are adults. There are three classifications for Burkitt’s lymphoma. Immunodeficiency Burkitt’s is basically related to transplant patients and HIV/Aids patients. Endemic Burkitt’s which is associated to equatorial Africa and the Sporadic form of Burkitt’s that is “sporadic” or it just doesn’t fall in to the other two classifications. The current cause of all Burkitt’s lymphoma is not known. It is known that it is DNA mutations, but what triggers these mutations is not known, but with the progress in DNA studies they are getting closer.