- 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
Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that happens when something goes wrong with the development of plasma cells in your bone marrow.
Plasma cells are a type of B-lymphocyte white blood cell that helps fight infection.
More than 4,000 people find out they have myeloma each year in the UK. There are several different types, but each type falls into one of two groups:
- smouldering or asymptomatic myeloma, where you have no symptoms or tissue damage, or
- symptomatic myeloma, where you have symptoms or tissue damage.