Blood Cancer Types & Approach

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At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, our goal is to treat Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma and other blood cancer types by developing a customized plan for each patient based on his or her unique needs.

What is Blood Cancer?

Most blood cancers start in your bone marrow. The stem cells in your bone marrow develop into blood cells. In the case of cancer, this development is interrupted by an abnormal type of blood cell.

Signs and symptoms of blood cancer may include:

  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Frequent infections
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Night sweats
  • Shortness of breath

Using a comprehensive team approach, we work together to give you customized care that includes the most-advanced diagnostic methods and treatments. Our highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff provide excellent and compassionate medical care, education and support to meet your needs throughout and after treatment.

Learn More About Blood Cancers


Leukemia is cancer of blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow, the sponge-like material inside some bones. In healthy bone marrow, blood cells form and mature, then move into the bloodstream.

Learn more about Leukemia

Lymphoma is a general term for cancers that develop in the lymphatic system (the tissues and organs that produce, store and carry white blood cells).

Learn more about Lymphoma

Multiple Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that affects the bone marrow, the body's blood-forming system.

Learn more about Multiple Myeloma