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Patient information sources

Below you will find links to information about conditions and procedures that may help explain some of the diagnostic tests and treatments you may be offered.



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Bone marrow aspirate and biopsies

Central Lines

PICC Lines

Lumbar punctures and intrathecal chemotherapy


Supportive interventions procedures

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G-CSF (Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor)



Non-malignant conditions

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Aplastic Anaemia


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Immune Thrombocytopenia


Lymphoid Neoplasms

The Lymphoma Association and Blood cancer UK provide information for people affected by lymphoma covering various types of lymphoma, treatments and support. Their information is available online without charge.  Links to common lymphoid neoplasms includes:

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia or CLL

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

High Grade B-cell Lymphomas - Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, Burkitt Lymphoma, Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBL).

High Grade T-cell Lymphomas - Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) and follicular T-cell lymphoma (FTCL), Skin (cutaneous) T-cell lymphoma.

Low Grade Lymphomas - Follicular Lymphoma, Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia, MALT lymphoma (gastric and non gastric)

CNS Lymphomas

Hairy Cell Leukaemia

Mantle Cell Lymphoma


Myeloid Neoplasm

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)

Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (APL)

 Myelodyplatic Syndromes

Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukaemia (CMML)

Myeloproliferate Neoplasms (MPN) - Polycythaemia Vera, Essential Thrombocythaemia, Myelofibrosis, Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML).


Plasma Cell Neoplasms, Amyloidosis and MGUS

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If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, you may want to contact a local or national support group such as Myeloma UK. They also provide free information for people affected by any plasma cell neoplasm or risk factors such as MGUS.

Understanding Myeloma 

Smouldering myeloma 

Solitary plasmacytoma

Plasma cell leukaemia 



AL amyloidosis