- Blood cancer
- Childhood leukaemia
- Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
- Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
- Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML)
- Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL)
- Large granular lymphocytic leukaemia (LGLL)
- Plasma cell leukaemia (PCL)
- T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL)
- Other conditions related to blood cancer
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
MDS is the term used for a group of diseases where your bone marrow produces unhealthy 'dysplastic' cells
If your bone marrow produces dysplastic blood cells, many of these cells will die before or soon after they reach the bloodstream, and those that do reach it don’t work properly. This means you don't have enough healthy blood cells.
In some people only one type of blood cell is affected, but sometimes all of the blood cells will be low (this is called pancytopenia).
MDS is a form of bone marrow cancer. It can sometimes develop into acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
The treatment options for MDS vary a lot from person to person, depending on the symptoms you're having and the type of MDS that you have. Some people with MDS won't need treatment, but others may need high-intensity treatment such as a stem cell transplant.