What is blood cancer? How common is it?

Blood cancer is an umbrella term for cancers of the blood, bone marrow and/or lymphoid tissues.

An estimated 19,000+ people received a blood cancer diagnosis last year in Australia. The three most common types were:

  1. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  2. Multiple myeloma
  3. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

Do you know the symptoms?

Most Australians aren’t confident they can recognise the signs of blood cancer1.

Download our Blood cancers symptoms checklist (PDF 528KB) to know the symptoms.

Download our checklist

Blood cancer symptoms checklist

Know the symptoms

Who can help?

The Epworth Centre for Immunotherapies and Snowdome Laboratories is a centre of excellence in the treatment of blood cancers.

If you're worried about any of these symptoms, speak to your general practitioner (GP). They can investigate and, if recommended, refer you to a specialist haematologist at one of our convenient Epworth locations in East Melbourne, Richmond, Box Hill or Geelong.

Call us on 03 9426 0555


1. [This] is Blood Cancer research findings, Leukaemia Foundation, survey, 2021. Available: https://www.leukaemia.org.au/media/this-is-blood-cancer-research-findings/
2. Symptom source: Blood Cancer Research UK