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Breast Cancer

Types of Cancer

Hormones seem to play a role in many cases of breast cancer, but just how this happens is not fully understood.
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Lung Cancer

Types of Cancer

A malignant tumor, lung cancer is divided into non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
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Bladder Cancer

Types of Cancer

As cancer grows into or through the other layers in the bladder wall, it becomes harder to treat.
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Prostate Cancer

Types of Cancer

The second most common cancer among men, worldwide, 1 in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
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Pancreatic Cancer

Types of Cancer

The pancreatic duct is the most common place for pancreatic cancer to start, with 95 percent of pancreatic cancers starting here.
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Colon Cancer

Types of Cancer

People with an average risk can consider screening at age 50 but with an increased risk should consider screening sooner.
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Lymphoma

Types of Cancer

A cancer of the lymphatic system, lymphoma begins in cells which are part of the body's immune system.
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Head and Neck Cancer

Types of Cancer

There are many different kinds of head and neck cancer, including skin, thyroid, and salivary.
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Thyroid Cancer

Types of Cancer

When the cells change or stop growing, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules or thyroiditis can occur.
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Melanoma

Types of Cancer

Melanoma begins in melanocytes which are a subtype of cells located in the basal layer of the epidermis.
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Kidney Cancer

Types of Cancer

Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer in the kidneys, where urine is created.
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Cancer A-to-Z

Types of Cancer

There are many different types of cancer, each with different traits and natural treatment options.

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Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is one of the trickiest types of cancer. While it is easy to kill the cancer cells (many treatments easily penetrate the blood-brain barrier), it is not easy to safely kill the cancer…

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the cells of the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body. Its main function is to protect the body from infection and…

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Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system that begins in cells which are part of the body’s immune system. The knowledge of which type of lymphoma you have is crucial because it affects both…

Types of Leukemia: AML, ALL, CML, CLL, HCL

Leukemia is a cancer of early blood-forming cells, most frequently of the white blood cells although some leukemias begin on other blood cell types. Leukemia can be described as fast-growing (acute) or slow growing (chronic).…

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Melanoma

Melanoma begins in melanocytes which are a subtype of cells located in the basal layer of the epidermis. These cells produce melanin which is a pigment that colors the skin and is the reason moles…

Uterine Cancer

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…

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Thyroid Cancer

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…

Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are two oval reproductive glands which are part of the female reproductive system. They sit on either side of the uterus and are close to the fallopian tubes. The primary function of the…

Mesothelioma

The mesothelium is a membrane that lines parts of the body including the abdomen and chest, along with most organs. The function of the mesothelium is to provide lubrication to allow organs to move against…

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Bone Marrow Cancer

Myeloma is a bone marrow cancer. It affects plasma cells in the bone marrow. As the cancerous plasma cells fill the bone marrow, you are not able to make enough normal blood cells. This can lead…

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