Understanding the Warning Signs of blood cancer ( Leukemia ) and Lymphoma

In September, we observe Blood Cancer Awareness Month. These cancers can affect the cells in our blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. More than 315,000 people will be diagnosed with some form of blood cancer this year. With so many people being effected, it’s important to raise awareness and learn the signs and symptoms of the various blood cancers.

What Is Blood Cancer?

Cancers are named after the area of the body in which they develop. Thus, blood cancers start in the blood tissue. These cancers affect the ability of healthy blood cells to grow and function properly. Blood cancer treatment depends on the type and stage of cancer, but many blood cancer patients receive treatment from a hematologist-oncologist.

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