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Blood Cancer

Your blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of your body. It also moves waste products away from those cells, clots to prevent excessive bleeding and fights infections. Blood is made up of blood cells and blood plasma, which is a liquid that carries the blood cells through the body.

There are several types of blood cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
Those cancers affect how your body produces and uses blood cells. Most blood cancers begin when your body forms abnormal blood cells that block your blood from doing its job.

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More Information about Blood Cancer
For more detailed information about blood cancer, risk factors, signs and symptoms, common treatment options and more, please explore the resources below:

The American Society of Hematology
The National Cancer Institute’s (NIH) detailed booklets about blood cancer

Last Updated: 9/23/14