Leukemia & Bone Cancer

Leukemia is cancer that forms in the blood or blood-forming cells. Bone cancers are malignant growths that develop in the bones and are less common than benign bone tumors. Common leukemias include acute lymphocytic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. Multiple myeloma affects the bone marrow’s plasma cells. Some blood cancers may be treated with bone marrow transplant.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Also called: Smoldering Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Disorders, Preleukemia Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of diseases that affect the body’s blood-making system. Although they were considered to be a different type of disease for many years, most hematologists (physicians who specialize in diseases of the blood and blood-forming tissues) now …

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Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Plasma Cell Myeloma, Myeloma Bone Disease, Kahler’s Disease, Myelomatosis, Multiple Myeloma Cancer Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACP Summary Multiple myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow. Although it may affect the bone, the disease is considered a type of blood cancer. Cancers of the plasma cells are known …

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Leukemias

Leukemias – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Acute Leukemias, Chronic Leukemias Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Leukemias are cancers of the body’s blood-forming cells. They affect the body’s blood making system, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Bone marrow is the soft, inner component of bones. All forms of blood cells are produced in the bone marrow including:  …

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Bone Cancer

Bone Cancers

Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACP Summary Bone cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells within the bone. Bone provides structure to the body, protects internal organs, and produces and stores blood cells. Bone also acts as levers and braces for muscles to produce movement. Bone tumors can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Both types …

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Also called: Acute Nonlymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Granulocytic Leukemia, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Acute Myelocytic Leukemia, AML, Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia, Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia, AML Leukemia Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACP Summary Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a form of leukemia, or cancer of the body’s blood-forming cells. It is the most common form of acute leukemia …

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