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Types of blood cancer

Information about blood cancers and blood disorders, including diagnosis and treatment.

Understanding your blood and bone marrow function

Learn about your blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system.

Picture of lymphocytes, a white blood cell, which can be affected by blood cancer

What is blood?

Learn about the components of your blood.

Red blood cells under the microscope

Types of blood cancer

Leukaemia

These cancers develop in the bone marrow, disrupting normal blood cell functions.

Leukaemia

Lymphoma

Lymphomas develop in the lymphatic system, weakening important immune functions.

Lymphoma

Myeloma

Myeloma develops in the plasma cells, impacting bones and blood.

Myeloma

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)

MDS affects the production of normal blood cells in the bone marrow.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN)

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) are cancers that start in the bone marrow, where blood cells are made.

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN)

Amyloidosis

This blood disorder can affect your body’s organs and tissues.

Amyloidosis

Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia (WM)

WM closely resembles slow growing (indolent) lymphoma and symptoms may develop over time.

Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia (WM)

Aplastic anaemia

This rare non- cancerous blood disorder affects normal bone marrow and blood cell function.

Aplastic anaemia

Childhood blood cancers

Certain blood cancers are prevalent among children.

Childhood blood cancers

Awareness activities

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Myeloma Awareness Month

Blood cancer and COVID-19

The latest information and advice about COVID-19 for people living with blood cancer.