Blood cancer happens when something goes wrong with the development of your blood cells. This stops them working properly and they may grow out of control. This can stop your blood doing the things it normally does to keep you healthy, like fighting off infections or helping repair your body.
The main types of blood cancer are:
There are also other blood cancers and related conditions that don’t fit within these groups such as myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms.
There are lots of possible signs and symptoms of blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The most common symptoms include:
It’s important to remember that not everyone will have the same (or even any) symptoms. Each person is different.
Symptoms are physical (body) or mental (mind) changes that come about because of a health condition.