The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function.

Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time. There is no way to prevent or screen for most blood cancers, so we are focused on finding cures.


LEUKEMIA – A cancer of the bone marrow and blood.

LYMPHOMA – A cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune system.

MYELOMA – A cancer of plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cell.

MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES (MDS) – A group of diseases of the blood and bone marrow.

MYELOPROLIFERATIVE NEOPLASMS (MPNS) – Types of cancers that begin with an abnormal change in a stem cell in the bone marrow.

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