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Diseases and disorders we support

The Leukaemia Foundation supports people and their loved ones impacted by blood cancers and disorders.

There are over 120 types of blood cancer or disorders and we have compiled a list of the most commonly diagnosed that we support. If your diagnosis is not on this list, please contact us on 1800 620 420 or to see how we can help you.


AA – secondary amyloidosis
AL – systemic amyloidosis
ATTR – familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy
ATTR – wild type – senile amyloidosis
Afib – mutated fibrinogen alpha chain

Blood disorders

Aplastic anaemia (AA)
Systemic mastocytosis
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria
POEMS syndrome
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)


Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
Acute myelomonocytic leukaemia (AMML)
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML)
Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

  • Richter’s syndrome

Hairy cell leukaemia
Biphenotypic leukaemia
Myeloid sarcoma (localised leukaemia)

Lymphoma (60+ sub-types, most common below)

Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Nodular sclerosing HL
  • Mixed cellularity HL
  • Lymphocyte depleted HL
  • Lymphocyte rich HL
  • Nodular lymphocyte predominant HL

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma


  • Follicular
  • Diffuse large B-cell (DLBCL)
  • Burkitt’s
  • Mantle cell
  • Primary mediastinal B-cell (PMBCL)
  • Primary cutaneous B-cell
  • Small lymphocytic (SLL)
  • Marginal zone
  • MALT
  • Lymphoplasmacytic / Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia (WM)
  • Double hit (DHL)

T-Cell / NK-Cell:

  • Adult T-Cell leukaemic (ATLL)
  • Anaplastic large cell (ALCL)
  • Peripheral T-Cell
  • Cutaneous T-Cell
    • Mycosis fungoides
    • Sézary syndrome
  • Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-Cell
  • T-Lymphoblastic


Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)

  • Refractory anaemia (RA)
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome with del (5q) chromosome
  • Refractory anaemia with ringed sideroblasts (RARS)
  • Refractory anaemia with excess blasts – type 1 (RAEB -1)
  • Refractory anaemia with excess blasts – type 2 (RAEM-2)
  • Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysphasia (RCMD)
  • Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblasts (RCMDRS)


Smouldering / indolent myeloma
IgG myeloma
IgA myeloma
Light chain myeloma
Monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS)
Multiple myeloma
Plasmacytoma (localised myeloma)
Osteosclerotic myeloma

Myeloproliferative neoplasms

Essential thrombocythaemia (ET)
Polycythaemia (Rubra) vera (PV)
Primary myelofibrosis (MF)
Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML)
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML)
Chronic neutrophilic leukaemia (CNL)
Chronic eosinophilic leukaemia (CEL)
Systemic mastocytosis (SM)

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