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What is Blood Cancer? There are many different types of blood cancers and some are more common than others. There are 140 different types of blood cancer and the main ones are leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Most blood cancers start in the bone marrow, where blood is made. Many different types of blood cells are made in the bone marrow: broadly speaking, the type of blood cancer you have depends on the type of blood cell that’s affected.
- There are four main types of leukaemia including Acute myeloid, Acute lymphoblastic, Chronic myeloid and Chronic lymphocytic
- Around a third of all cancers diagnosed in children are leukaemias
- Leukaemia is the tenth most common cancer in females in the UK
- There are over 35 different types of lymphomas
- Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer in young people aged 15 to 24
- Over 14,000 new cases of lymphoma are diagnosed in the UK each year
Blood cancer is the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, claiming more lives than breast cancer or prostate cancer. 14,000 people lose their lives to blood cancer and related disorders every year in the UK. That’s 38 people every day.
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