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Haematological and Bone Marrow Cancers

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Last updated: 30th Mar 2020

Haematological cancers are cancers which affect the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes. The most common types include leukaemias, lymphomas, myelomas and myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs). All affect cell types that are important for regulating the activity of the immune system.

Leukaemias start in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and results in the release of large numbers of abnormal blood cells into the bloodstream.

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