Blood cancers occur when abnormal blood cells start growing out of control, interrupting the function of normal blood cells, which fight off infection and produce new blood cells. The three main types of blood and bone marrow cancer are leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma:
Blood Cancer is also called by the term hematologic cancer. This syndrome develops when the bone marrow and the blood cells get affected. Therefore, the production and function of these cells stop functioning (fighting against infections and repair our body cells) and the cancer cells grow out of control. Leukaemia. Lymphoma. Myeloma.
Blood cancers often affect both the blood and the bone marrow, and a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are generally needed to diagnose blood cancer. The bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are samples of bone marrow that are taken usually from the hip (pelvic) bone.