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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Lymphoma

Lymphomas are blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. Lymphoma sub-types are commonly grouped together into one of the following:

» Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
» Hodgkin lymphoma

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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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