Category: Common Types of Cancer

7 Most common cancers in America

Cancer is a broad term used to encompass several malignant diseases. There are over 100 different types of cancer, affecting various parts of the body. Each type of cancer is unique with its own causes, symptoms, and methods of treatment. Like with all groups of disease, some types of cancer are more read more

Drastic increase in number of Skin Cancer patients post 1970: Reports

Malignant melanoma is less common but more fatal than other types of skin cancer. It is the cancer of the melanocyte cells that produce melanin which is responsible for the pigmentation of the skin. The U.K. Cancer Research has found out in a recent cancer related search analysis that malignant melanoma read more

What is eye cancer?

When the cells in the eyes starts growing uncontrollably and becomes a mass, then there increases the chance of eye cancer. Eye cancer are of mainly two types; primary eye cancer and metastic eye cancer. Primary eye cancer starts within the eye. Metastic eye cancer spreads to eye from another organ. read more

Reasons,Types,Symptoms: Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer is also known as gastric cancer. It is the mixture of an abnormal (malignant, cancerous) group of cells that form a tumor in any part of the stomach. In most cases, it refers to cancer that starts off in the mucus-producing cells on the lining of the inside of the stomach (adenocarcinoma).

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Thyroid cancer is largely seen in women

Not a very common type of cancer, thyroid is a cancer of the thyroid gland, which is located in the front of the neck. The thyroid gland produces hormones which regulate normal body, heart rate blood pressure, body temperature and weight.

There are various types of thyroid cancer

  • Papillary thyroid cancer– Found mostly between people aged between 30-50 years of age.
  • Follicular thyroid cancer– Found among people of 50 years of age or above.
  • Medullary thyroid cancer– Its due to genetic cause and has cancer in other glands as well.
  • Anaplastic thyroid cancer– Commonly found in people above 60 years of age. Its an aggressive cancer.

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