Blood Cancer Directory
Blood cancers affect the production and function of blood cells. Most of these cancers start in bone marrow, where blood is made. The most common types of blood cancer are leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Leukemia is a kind of cancer that affects white blood cells. Lymphoma is cancer that affects your lymphatic system, which produces cells that are a part of your immune system and help fight infection. Myeloma is a kind of cancer that impacts the plasma cells in the blood. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of common and rare blood cancers, what causes them, how they are treated, and much more.
Watchful Waiting for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Find out why your doctor may suggest you hold off on treatment for your non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, an approach called "watchful waiting" or "watch and wait."
Leukemia/Lymphoma Radiation Therapy: What to Expect
Find out what happens during radiation treatment for leukemia or lymphoma, how long it lasts, what the side effects could be, why your doctor might prescribe it, and more.
Polycythemia vera is a rare blood cancer. Here's what you need to know, from symptoms to treatment.
What Is the Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia?
When you have acute myeloid leukemia, the goal is to put you into remission. Learn which treatments your doctor will use.
Rap Star Nelly: Fitness, Fatherhood, and a Health Foundation
How the chart-topping musician stays healthy while balancing a multi-faceted career, his family, and his work advocating for bone marrow transplants.
Diana Krall fundraises for leukemia
Diana Krall heads up a star-studded charity event aimed at raising money for leukemia research.
Remission for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Find out the specific milestones you need to reach in order to be in remission when you have chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), also known as chronic myeloid leukemia.
Evan Handler on Life After Cancer
'Sex and the City' actor Evan Handler talks about how he manages career, emotions, self-care -- and a new baby -- after leukemia.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Understanding Stem Cell Transplants for Blood Cancers
Interested in cancer treatment? See how stem cell transplants can be used to treat blood cancers like multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Slideshow: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Phases and Treatment
See what to expect with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), also known as chronic myeloid leukemia, and learn how it's treated. .