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liquid malignancy 

HAEMATOLOGY, PATHOLOGY

A popular term for a blood-borne (“haematological”) malignancy–lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma–which arises in bone marrow or lymphoid tissue and typically spreads via the circulation, hence “liquid”. In the UK, liquid malignancies are usually the therapeutic bailiwick of haematological oncologists.

Synonyms Intravascular malignancy, intravascular cancer, liquid cancer 

Reference www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details/Default.aspx?Id=668 

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