Cancer Information

Bladder cancer occurs when the cells that make up the urinary bladder grow out of control. A tumor may form and spread throughout the body, as more cells develop. 

Brain and spinal cord cancer are masses of abnormal cells that form tumors in the brain and spinal cord that have grown out of control.

Breast cancer occurs in the breast when cells begin to grow out of control. Breast cancer cells usually form tumors which can be seen on an x-ray or felt in the breast as a lump.

Cervical cancer occurs in the cells lining the lower part of the uterus, known as the cervix. Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control.

Colorectal cancer occurs in the colon or the rectum. Depending on where the cancer begins, they are also referred to as colon or rectal cancer. They are often grouped together sharing many features in common.

Endometrial cancer occurs when the cells begin to grow out of control in the endometrium, or the inner lining of the uterus.

Esophageal cancer occurs when cells lining the inside of the esophagus begin to grow out of control.

Gynecological cancer occurs when cells grow out of control that originate in the female reproductive organs. These include uterine, ovarian, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and fallopian tube cancer.

Head and neck cancer occurs when cells grow out of control in various areas surrounding the head and neck region of the body.

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control starting in one or both of the the kidneys.

Leukemia starts in the bone marrow, affecting developing blood cells. In most cases, this cancer starts in white blood cells but can occur in other blood cell types that can quickly infect the blood stream.  

Liver cancer is cancer that forms in the liver. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), approximately 34,500 people are diagnosed with liver cancer each year and this number continues to rise.

Lung cancer is the growth of abnormal cells that start in one or both of the lungs. Lifestyles that include smoking increase the risk of developing this cancer. There are different types of lung cancer and understanding the type will help determine the best method of treatment.

Melanoma is more dangerous than other forms of skin cancer because of the likelihood that it will spread to other areas of the body. Caused by overexposure to the sun, melanoma occurs when melanocytes begin to grow out of control.

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (also referred to as Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or just Lymphoma) is used to describe different types of Lymphoma sharing similar characteristics. This cancer starts in the white blood cells (lymphocytes) of the lymph nodes or tissue but is also known to affect the skin.

Despite being referred to as ovarian cancer, recent studies show that this cancer can also occur in the far distal ends of the fallopian tubes. Women may not show signs of this condition until it has spread and becomes more difficult to treat.

Pancreatic cancer is a condition that occurs in the pancreas, an organ located behind the stomach. The most common form of this condition is Pancreatic adenocarcinoma and less commonly diagnosed are Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

The prostate is a gland found solely in males, responsible for producing the fluid part of semen. This cancer occurs when cells in the prostate start to grow out of control.

When sarcoma is used to describe a tumor it refers to a malignant (cancerous) tumor. The most common sarcomas occur in bone and soft tissues and can be found in any part of the body. Sarcomas are rare types of tumors.

Skin cancer is largely the most common form of cancer. Understanding which form of skin cancer you may have is an important first step in determining the right form of treatment and prognosis.

Testicular cancer occurs when cells in the testicles start to grow out of control. This is a very rare type of cancer but with early detection, has large success rate of treatment.

Thyroid cancer occurs in the thyroid gland located in the front part of the neck. this gland is responsible for producing hormones that carry out bodily functions including regulating the metabolism, heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure. Cancer occurs when cells begin to grow out of control.

Uterine Cancer, also referred to as uterine sarcoma, is a rare cancer located in the female uterus. This type of cancer occurs when the cells in the muscles and soft tissue of the uterus (womb), begin to grow out of control.