Haematological (Blood) Cancers 

 

What is Haematological Cancer?

Haematological cancers affect the blood, bone marrow and lymph glands. There are many different types of Haematological cancers. The main three are Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma.

General information about haematological cancers:

Information about specific types of haematological cancers:

  • Leukaemia (cancer of the white blood cells in the blood)
  • Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes)
  • Myeloma (cancer of a type of white blood cell - called a plasma cell - that live in bone marrow)  

Other types of Haematological Cancers

There are other types of Haematological cancers other than the ones above. Many of these are grouped under the headings of myeloproliferative diseases/ myelodysplastic syndromes. These are less common but both clinics in Shrewsbury and Telford have information about them. It is more difficult to find specific information about these illnesses on the Internet.

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