Types of Cancer
- Hematologic cancers
- Cancers of the central nervous system (CNS)
- Leukemias are cancers of the immature blood cells that grow in the bone marrow and tend to accumulate in large numbers in the bloodstream. Leukemia is usually an overgrowth of white blood cells, but rarely may also involve the cells that produce red cells or platelets.
- Lymphomas are cancers of the white blood cells that primarily occupy the lymph nodes and tissues of the body's immune system.
- Multiple myelomas are cancers of the white blood cells (plasma cells) that produce the antibodies your body uses to fight infection. The name comes from the fact that these cancers tend to produce many (multiple) discrete tumors of these cells in bones and soft tissues (myelomas).
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- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 09/26/2012 -
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