WebMD.com defines blood cancers as cancers that affect blood cells and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside your bones where blood cells are made. These cancers change the way blood cells behave and how well they work.
There are three major types of blood cancer: Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma,
These cancers cause your bone marrow and lymphatic system to make blood cells that don’t work as well as they should. They all affect different types of white blood cells, and they act in different ways.
How to reduce the risk of blood cancers?
Sadly, there’s not a lot of specific advice available for this type of cancer.
An article from Orlando Health outlines some measures you can take to reduce your risks, albeit recognising that risks are also partly random and partly genetic.
“Scientists aren’t sure of the cause of many blood cancers, but staying away from factors that increase your risk can help. Avoid exposure to radiation, chemicals such as pesticides or benzene, and to smoking or tobacco in any form. Additional lifestyle behaviours, such as staying active and eating a healthy diet can help reduce your risk for developing a variety of cancers and other diseases.”
In the book “How Not to Die” some interesting results are given, arising from various studies.
In particular, an Oxford study showed that those who consume a plant-based diet are less likely to develop all forms of cancer, with greatest protection (half the number) against blood cancers.
So, in summary, the best advice we have is to follow general guidance about cancer prevention, and if you take note of those studies above, move your diet substantially towards being plant-based, with perhaps a daily turmeric or curcumin supplement.
Link to my post on “Cancer”
Link to my post on “How Not to Die”
Link to my post on “Turmeric”