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Category: Types of Cancer

Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women during their lifetime — and it is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But 8 in 8 women are being exploited by those looking to monetize the disease. They tell women to “put your breast foot forward,” to “feel for lumps; save your […]

The testicles are two egg-shaped glands that sit in the scrotum. They are part of the male reproductive system. Their main functions include making sperm, and testosterone. Sometimes cells in the testicles change or stop growing altogether. Some benign changes of testicular cells include development of teratomas and benign sex cord stromal tumors. Sometimes Testicular […]

The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus, connecting the uterus to the vagina. It is part of the female reproductive system. Sometimes cells in the cervix change or stop growing altogether. Some benign changes of cervical cells include the development of polyps, cysts or fibroids. Sometimes cervical cells become precancerous. Most precancerous changes […]

Myeloma is a type of cancer that begins in cells located in the bone marrow called plasma cells. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside many of our large bones. Bone marrow produces several different types of blood cells. Because myeloma can occur in several different places in the body, it is frequently called multiple myelomas. […]

The stomach is situated in the upper abdomen and is part of the digestive system. It helps to digest food. Also called gastric cancer, stomach cancer affects the cells that form the lining of the stomach. The majority of gastric cancers are adenocarcinomas which, generally, start in cells that secrete mucus and other fluids. Gastrointestinal […]

Common cancers Bladder Cancer Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Head and Neck Cancer Kidney Cancer Lung Cancer Lymphoma Melanoma Pancreatic Cancer Prostate Cancer Thyroid Cancer Uterine Cancer AAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)AdenocarcinomaAdrenocortical CarcinomaAIDS-Related LymphomaAnal CancerAppendix Cancer — see Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors BBasal Cell Carcinoma — see Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma)Bile Duct Cancer, ExtrahepaticBladder CancerBone Cancer […]

The esophagus is a hollow, muscular tube that sits between the spine and the windpipe. It is part of the digestive system. Its main function is to move food and drink from the mouth to the stomach. The act of swallowing triggers the esophagus to push the food downward and into the stomach. Sometimes cells […]

The gallbladder is obviously helpful to our bodies, but it is not necessary to live. There are many people who go on to live normal lives after having their gallbladder removed. Gallbladder cancer starts in this small, pear-shaped organ located under the liver behind the right lower ribs. In adults, the gallbladder is typically about […]

The uterus is a muscular, hollow, pear-shaped organ that is part of the female reproductive system. The uterus is where a baby develops when a woman is pregnant. The bottom of the uterus is called the cervix, which follows to the vagina. Sometimes cells will change or stop growing and lead to benign conditions like […]

The thyroid is a small gland that is part of the endocrine system. It is located below the larynx (voice box) at the front of the neck. It is made up of two lobes which sit on either side of the trachea (windpipe). The lobes are connected by tissue called the isthmus. The thyroid contains […]