Blood Cancer Types
|Leukemia (or leukaemia) is a cancer
of the blood-forming cells. It originates in the primitive
cells in the bone marrow. The marrow can no longer produce enough
red and white blood cells and platelets. The loss of red cells leads to
anemia and the lack of functional white cells impair the body's ability
to fight infections.
is a general term
for a group of cancers that originate in the lymphatic system. It
when a lymphocyte (white blood cell) undergoes a malignant change and
to multiply, eventually crowding out healthy cells and creating tumors
which enlarge the lymph nodes or other sites on the body.
disease is a specialized
form of lymphoma with characteristics that distinguish it from all
lymphatic cancers, including the presence of a Reed-Sternberg cell, a
malignant cell found in the Hodgkin's disease tissues.
a cancer of the
plasma cells, in which the plasma cell becomes malignant. It grows
especially in the bone marrow, destroying normal bone tissue, causing
and crowding out normal blood cell production. This makes patients
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