- Blood cancer occurs when one of the three types of blood cells which are produced in our bone marrow (the soft tissue inside our bones) grow in an uncontrolled and abnormal way
- There are three types of blood cells which cancer can form in, including red blood cells (which deliver oxygen to the body), white blood cells (which help fight infection and disease) and platelets (which help the blood to clot and therefore prevent us from bleeding)
- When combined, blood cancer is the second most common cancer in Australia and the second most common cause of cancer-related death
Blood cancer is a cancer that begins in one of the three types of blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets).
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