cancer of the blood

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Related to cancer of the blood: myeloma, lymphoma, leukemia
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Noun1.cancer of the blood - malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissuescancer of the blood - malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
cancer, malignant neoplastic disease - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
acute leukemia - rapidly progressing leukemia
chronic leukemia - slowly progressing leukemia
lymphocytic leukemia - leukemia characterized by enlargement of lymphoid tissues and lymphocytic cells in the circulating blood
histiocytic leukaemia, histiocytic leukemia, monoblastic leukaemia, monoblastic leukemia, monocytic leukaemia, monocytic leukemia - leukemia characterized by the proliferation of monocytes and monoblasts in the blood
myeloblastic leukemia - a malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by numerous myeloblasts in the blood stream
granulocytic leukemia, myelocytic leukemia - a malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; marked by proliferation of myelocytes and their presence in the blood
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Summary: Eight-year-old Emirati, Maha Abdulla is the only known surviving patient in the UAE suffering from chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML) which is an uncommon type of cancer of the blood cells.
Haematologists are also experts on cancer of the blood (leukaemia) and on blood clotting problems such as haemophilia.
Initial results from a large, randomized clinical trial for patients with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, showed that patients who received the oral drug lenalidomide (Revlimid, also known as CC-5013) following a blood stem cell transplant had their cancer kept in check longer than patients who received a placebo.
For some types of cancer of the blood, a bone marrow transplant is the only treatment option.
Among them are hypothyroidism, liver disease and multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood.
Today, the list of presumptive service-connected health problems caused by exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides includes chloracne (a skin disease), Hodgkin's disease, multiple mycloma to (a cancer of the blood cells), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, porphyria cutanea tarda (a skin disease caused by a defective liver enzyme), respiratory cancers (lung, bronchus, larynx, and trachea), soft-tissue sarcoma (cancer of the muscles and tendons), acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy (weakening of the nervous system), prostate cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and adult-onset (Type 2) diabetes.
Researchers in Sweden followed 16,539 twins for more than 30 years, tracking any allergic conditions they suffered and the development of any cancer of the blood.
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (Velcade) for the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.
Paul, 38, from Durham, suffers from chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, a cancer of the blood that affects 3,000 people in the UK each year.
STI-571 targets a mutant protein in a cancer-causing gene specific to chronic myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the blood that strikes more than 4,300 Americans each year.
WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of a one-treatment intravenous drug for hairy cell leukemia, a rare, often fatal cancer of the blood and bone marrow.