Cancer Counseling Hotline
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“Blood cancers” is an umbrella term for cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system. They can affect any of the three main components of blood: Red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The three main types of blood cancers are leukaemia, lymphoma (Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s) and myeloma.
Types of Cancer
Rank of common blood cancers worldwide in 2018
New cases diagnosed worldwide in 2018
Source: World Cancer Research Fund International
Affects plasma cells, which are found in the bone marrow and produce antibodies to fight infection.
Affects white blood cells, which help the body to fight infection.
Affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system that fights infections and diseases. Two types: Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
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