Leukaemia is a blood cancer that affects the formation of white blood cells. Not all types of leukaemia are curable. Learn more here.
Leukaemia in children
Leukaemia is the most common cancer in children. Children with leukaemia usually need treatment for two to three years. Learn more about leukaemia in children.
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) tends to develop slowly, so you could have CLL for years without noticing any symptoms or needing treatment. Learn more here.
White blood cells
White blood cells are a vital part of your immune system, detecting and dealing with infections. Find out more more about health problems involving white blood cells.
What is a haematologist?
A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats conditions that affect the blood – such as leukaemia and haemophilia – and the organs that make the blood.
Human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a virus that infects T-cells, white blood cells that form part of the immune system. Learn more here.
Myeloma, or multiple myeloma, develops when plasma cells build up abnormally in the bone marrow. Know the options if you’re diagnosed with myeloma.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer affecting about 5,000 Australians per year, including children. Learn about its symptoms and treatment.
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Blood and blood vessels
Blood flowing through the blood vessels carries oxygen, nutrients and waste around the body. Find out the components of blood.