Blood cancers

Information and support for people affected by blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. You can also find out about blood disorders (neoplasms) that are closely related to cancer.

Understanding blood cancers

Understanding blood cancers

Watch our playlist. It has videos about living with leukaemia, what lymphoma is, and how myeloma is diagnosed.

About our cancer information videos

Watch our playlist. It has videos about living with leukaemia, what lymphoma is, and how myeloma is diagnosed.

About our cancer information videos

What are blood cancers?

Blood cancers include leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. But there are other blood conditions that are closely related to cancer too.

Blood cancers

  • Lymphoma

    Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. There are two main types - Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

  • Leukaemia

    Leukaemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. It is named according to the type of white blood cell which is affected and whether it is acute (faster growing) or chronic (slower growing).

  • Myeloma

    Myeloma (also known as multiple myeloma) is a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow.

Blood disorders (neoplasms)

Myelofibrosis (MF)

Myelofibrosis is a condition that affects the way the bone marrow works. Bone marrow may become scarred.

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a condition that affects the bone marrow. The bone marrow may not make enough blood cells.