What Is Blood Cancer?

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2. How Many Types of Blood Cancer Are There?

There are three general classifications of blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The type that’s found within the bone marrow and blood cells is called leukemia. The most common form of adult leukemia is acute myelogenous leukemia (also known as AML). The most common form of childhood leukemia is also AML.

Lymphomas are blood cancers that can be classified into two groups: Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lymphomas make up approximately half of all blood cancers diagnosed each year. Myeloma is a type of cancer that affects the plasma cells, which are made within the bone marrow. Myeloma cells weaken the body’s immune system by preventing the production of antibodies.

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