September 15th, 2020

What are the signs and symptoms of blood cancer?

Cancers are divided into two types: solid tumor cancers that form tumors and blood (or hematologic) cancers that typically do not form a solid tumor. In recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month this month, we take a closer look at the three main types of blood cancer, the signs and symptoms of blood cancer, and what you should do if you or someone you care about is experiencing symptoms of the disease. There are three major types of blood cancer: Leukemias are cancers that involve white... [+]
September 1st, 2020

Are blood cancers hereditary?

Blood, or hematologic, cancers are characterized by uncontrolled multiplication of cancerous blood cells, which interfere with the function of normal blood cells. Blood cancers account for about 10 percent of all cancer diagnoses and are more common in men than women. Over 100 blood cancers have been identified. These cancers are classified as leukemias, lymphomas or myelomas, and can progress quickly (acute) or slowly (chronic), depending on the specific diagnosis. In recognition of Blood... [+]