- 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
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN)
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) are a group of rare conditions related to leukaemia. In these blood disorders, your body produces too much of a particular type of blood cell.
There are three main types of MPN:
The type of MPN you have depends on the type of blood cell your body is making too many of.
There are around 520 cases of MPN in the UK per year.
In 2008, the World Health Organization defined MPNs as cancers, but this is a matter of definition and doesn’t have any specific impact on the treatment or prognosis for these conditions. Some doctors describe chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) as an MPN, but it’s more usual to treat this as a separate condition.