Your doctor can test your blood and see if you have more white blood cells than normal or low numbers of red blood cells or platelets. Both can be signs of leukemia. She also might want to take a sample of your bone marrow (called a biopsy) to look for cancer cells.
Blood cancers, also called hematologic cancers, occur when blood cells grow abnormally, interfering with how normal blood cells function. Types of blood cancer vary based on the cells they affect as well as their incidence, method of diagnosis, and their prognosis. There are three main types of blood cancer:
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