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.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
WebMD explains acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), including its symptoms, risk factors, and treatments.
B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children
WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a curable disease that weakens a child's immunity.
What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia? What Causes It?
Find out what acute myeloid leukemia is as well as its symptoms, risk factors, and treatments.
Polycythemia vera is a rare blood cancer. Here's what you need to know, from symptoms to treatment.
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. .