Blood Cancer: Classification & General Overview

By | November 3, 2013

Blood Cancer : General Overview

Blood cancers or Hematological malignancies are diseases which involves the blood cells. The cancer of blood cells results in uncontrollable growth, abnormal functioning and immature cells. If you need Cialis generic with Tadalafil as an active ingredient, you can order it on our website. The experienced experts will advise you free of charge on all questions of interest to you. For example, you can find out how the generics differ from the original Cialis, as well as how high the dose of the sexual enhancer from Germany should be. We also sell the test packs (several generic drugs in a set). You can test and compare different means in order to choose the variant that best suits you Anyone who has decided to buy Generic Cialis can pay for the goods in any convenient way. There is an option to pay for Tadalafil by bank card or by bank transfer.

Blood cancers can be of different types depending on the type of blood cells involved. Broadly, blood cells consists of Red Blood Cells [RBC], White Blood Cells [WBC] and Platelets. These cells are formed in bone marrow and later on pushed into the blood stream.

Blood cells can be have either Myeloid or Lymphoid Lineage and the blood cancer can effect either of the two. The myeloid lineage consists of cells like granulocytes, erythrocytes, mast cells, thrombocytes and macrophages while the lymphoid cell line makes B-lymphocytes, T-lymphocytes, Natural Killer [NK] cells and Plasma cells.

Blood Cancer Classification

Blood cancers can be divided into three main categories

  1. Leukemia
  2. Lymphoma
  3. Myeloma


Blood cancer involving white blood cells are known as leukemia. These cells are formed in bone marrow and when mature enough are pushed into the blood stream. The cancer of these cells results in uncontrollable production of white blood cells in bone marrow. This may cause decline in production of other cell lines. Since these abnormal cells lack their basic ability to fight infection leukemia are associated with increased risk of infection and bleeding disorder due to lack of platelet production along with anemia [decrease RBC production]

Leukemia can further be classified into following categories:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia [AML]
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia [ALL]
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia [CML]
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia [CLL]

These are classified depending upon the type of cell line involved and onset of the disease.


Lymphoma is malignancy that involves lymphatic system which is responsible for production and maturation of immune cells and immune system. Lymphatic system also drains excess fluid from the body. The cancer of lymphocytes results in formation of lymphomas. Since, lymphocytes are responsible for maintaining the immune system of the body, the cancer of these cells results in impaired infection fighting ability. Two main types of lymphomas that we will be discussing here are

  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


Myeloma is a type of blood cancer which effects plasma cells. Plasma cells are specialized cells in the blood which produces antibodies against various antigens in the body. Plasma cells are white blood cells and cancer of these type of cells results in large abnormal production of antibodies that are non functional. The abnormal production of antibodies results in weakened immune system and renders person susceptible to infection

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