Blood Cancer

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At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, we treat all types of blood cancer by taking the time to create a personalized plan for each patient.

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.

Common signs and symptoms of blood cancer include:

  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Frequent infections
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Night sweats
  • Easy bleeding and bruising, including bleeding in the gums
  • A rash-like collection of pin-point spots on the skin called Petechiae caused by bleeding into the skin
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Shortness of breath

Our customized care programs are based on our comprehensive team approach and include the most advanced diagnostic methods and treatment options. Should you need treatment, our highly skilled physicians, nurses, and support staff are here to provide you with compassionate care throughout your cancer journey.

Learn More About Blood Cancers

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of blood-forming tissue, such as bone marrow. There are many types of leukemia, some more common in children, others occur more in adults.

Learn more about leukemia.

Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which includes cells in the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, thymus and additional parts of the body.

Learn more about lymphoma.

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma begins in plasma cells, a type of white blood cells, and it can accumulate in your bone marrow.

Learn more about multiple myeloma.