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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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Although blood cancer can affect all ages, some blood cancers are more common in kids.
Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, and develops when the cells undergo a cancerous or malignant change.
MDS, or myelodysplasia are a group of diseases which all affect the production of normal blood cells in the bone marrow.
In this rare group of disorders, the bone marrow stem cells grow and reproduce abnormally.
Amyloidosis is a rare group of disorders, where protein fibrils deposit and accumulate in organs and tissues of the body, disrupting normal function.
Aplastic anaemia is a rare disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce enough blood cells.
WM is a blood cancer that closely resembles indolent lymphoma in its progression as a disease.
FA is an inherited (genetic) complex and rare blood disorder.
Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder that occurs when the bone marrow fails to make enough red blood cells.
We’re here to help you understand and cope with the complex issues that come with living with blood cancer.
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Information about targeted therapies and biological therapies.
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If your blood cancer does not respond (or is resistant) to treatment, it is known as ‘refractory cancer’.
Information about the bone marrow, blood formation, and the roles of red blood cells and white blood cells.
Supportive Care involves making every effort to improve your quality of life by relieving symptoms and preventing/treating disease or treatment complications.
For safe access to medication in Australia, each drug is assessed and must be approved by regulatory bodies.