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Common Blood Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Blood cancer, commonly known as hematologic cancer, is a type of cancer that affects the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. It is a serious and often fatal disease that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. In India, blood cancer ranks third in reported cases worldwide, following the US and China. An estimated 70,000 people die from the disease each year. These alarming data highlight the urgent need for improved awareness and access to care. Different blood cell types are present in human blood. Platelets, white blood cells (WBCs), and red blood cells (RBCs). Each of these cells has a unique function in the body. Red blood cells, also known as erythrocytes, are responsible for passing oxygen from the lungs to different tissues and organs in the body. RBCs contain a protein known as hemoglobin, which sticks to oxygen and gives the cells their red color.

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