Blood cancer information

Leukaemia

Leukaemia is the general name given to cancers that develop in the bone marrow. The different types include:

» Acute myeloid leukaemia
» Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Lymphoma

Learn about lymphoma, symptoms & treatment.

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Childhood blood cancers

Some blood cancers are more common in kids.

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Myeloma

Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, and develops when the cells undergo a cancerous or malignant change.

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Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)

MDS, or myelodysplasia are a group of diseases which all affect the production of normal blood cells in the bone marrow.

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Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN)

In this rare group of disorders, the bone marrow stem cells grow and reproduce abnormally.

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Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a rare group of disorders, where protein fibrils deposit and accumulate in organs and tissues of the body, disrupting normal function.

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Aplastic anaemia

Aplastic anaemia is a rare disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce enough blood cells.

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Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia

WM is a blood cancer that closely resembles indolent lymphoma in its progression as a disease.

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Fanconi anaemia

FA is a rare inherited (genetic) disease.

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Diamond Blackfan Anaemia

Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder that occurs when the bone marrow fails to make enough red blood cells.

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Living with blood cancer

We’re here to help you understand and cope with the complex issues that come with living with blood cancer.

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Refractory Cancer

If your blood cancer does not respond (or is resistant) to treatment, it is known as ‘refractory cancer’.

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The bone marrow and blood formation

Information about the bone marrow, blood formation, and the roles of red blood cells and white blood cells.

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