September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Take this simple quiz to find out how much you know about, and how you can prevent, these common cancers.
Blood cancers, also known as hematologic cancers, occur when abnormal blood cells take control over normal blood cells. The abnormal, or cancerous, cells prevent blood from performing important functions, such as fighting off infections.
The most common types of blood cancers include leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNS).
Find out more about blood cancers by taking the quick quiz below.
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