NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,811 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- hematologic cancer
- listen (HEE-muh-tuh-LAH-jik KAN-ser)
Cancer that begins in blood-forming tissue, such as the bone marrow, or in the cells of the immune system. Examples of hematologic cancer are leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Also called blood cancer.