Blood cancer

Blood cancer:

Most blood cancers, also known as hematologic cancers, begin in the bone marrow, where blood is produced. Blood cancers develop when abnormal blood cells begin to proliferate uncontrollably, interfering with the function of normal blood cells, which fight infection and produce new blood cells. There are three main types of blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells. Lymphoma is a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Myeloma is a cancer that affects plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies. Symptoms of blood cancer can include fatigue, weakness, fever, weight loss, and enlarged lymph nodes.

Related Tags:

Leukemia | Lymphoma | Myeloma | Blood Cancer Awareness | Hematology | Acute Myeloid Leukemia | Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia | Chronic Myeloid Leukemia | Blood Cancer Support | Blood Cancer Warrior | Bone Marrow Transplant | Hodgkin Lymphoma | Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma | Blood Cancer Research | Blood Cancer Survivor | Hematologic Cancers | Blood Cancer Community | Cure Blood Cancers

Related Associations: 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Blood Cancer UK | American Society of Hematology | Lymphoma Research Foundation | Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation | International Myeloma Foundation | CLL Society | Cure Leukemia | Lymphoma Coalition | the Myeloma Crowd