Blood cancers occur due to abnormal production and function of your blood cells. Most of these cancers in bone marrow where blood cell is produced. Stem cells in bone marrow mature and develop into three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell. These abnormal blood cells, or cancerous cells, prevent blood cell from performing many of its functions, like fighting off infections or preventing serious bleeding.
There are three main groups of blood cancer are leukaemia, lymphoma (Hodgkin lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma), myeloma, and Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Treatment for blood cancer depends on the type of cancer, age, how fast the cancer is progressing, where the cancer has spread and other factors and some common treatments for blood cancers are chemotherapy, radiotherapy and, in some cases, a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
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