Stomach Cancer

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…

Esophageal Cancer

Sometimes cells in the esophagus change or stop growing altogether. This can lead to both non-cancerous masses like cysts, webs, and rings, or pre-cancerous or cancerous cells that lead to esophageal cancer. A common precancerous…

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a malignant (meaning it can spread to other parts of the body) tumor that begins in the cells of the lung. When cancer begins in the cells of the lung it is…

Gallbladder Cancer

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 3-4 inches long and about an inch wide. The gallbladder concentrates…

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…

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