What Are Blood Disorders?
A blood disorder is any condition that impacts the production and function of your blood cells. This includes cancerous and non-cancerous disorders.
There are three main types of blood cancers:
- Leukemia includes several types of cancer found in your blood and bone marrow. It is caused by the rapid production of abnormal white blood cells. Roswell Park has specific programs for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CCL).
- Lymphoma refers to a group of cancers--more than 90 subtypes--that affect the immune system. With cancer this complex, getting the correct diagnosis from the very beginning is key to effective treatment. Our experts work closely with the team at Roswell Park to ensure a proper diagnosis.
- Myeloma: Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are part of your immune system and help to find infection. Plasma cells that become abnormal are called myeloma cells. These cells multiply uncontrollably and produce antibodies that are useless in fighting infection.
Roswell Park physicians are also experts in treating non-malignant blood diseases, whether they are more common like Sickle Cell Disease or rarer. Their extensive experience with these conditions means you get the expert treatment of a large cancer center with the convenience of a hospital near home.