Blood cancer

Blood cancer affects the bone marrow. This is the soft inner part of bones where your body makes blood and blood cells. The three main types of blood cells are red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to every part of the body; white blood cells that help fight infection; and platelets that help control bleeding

Our unified haematology service department is Australia's largest. We run it in conjunction with the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Our service delivers specialist and expert care for your blood cancer. We grouped our services into different blood cancer types and sub-types. Please see the relevant haematology cancer type page. There you will find the details on contacting the registrar, or nurse coordinator. Each contact will be specific to your disease.