Types of cancer of the blood


Types of cancer of the blood


Leukaemia is the cancer of the blood and it affects the body ability to make healthy blood cells. Cancer starts in the bone marrow which is the soft centre of many bones. Leukaemia is popularly known as the cancer of the white blood cells as it affects either the lymphocytes or the granulocytes. Leukaemia can be caused by genetic abnormalities, exposure to radiation and chemicals like benzene, and the exposure to agents that are used for curing or controlling of other cancers.

The types of leukaemia are acute leukaemia ( acute lymphocytic or myeloid leukaemia), Chronic leukaemia (chronic lymphocytic or myeloid leukaemia), and the rarer forms of leukaemia.

Source: Harvard