Type of CANCER

Blood cancer also called hematologic cancer is a type of cancer that affects the production and function of blood cells and starts in bone marrow where blood is produced. It caused by changes (mutations) in the DNA within blood cells.There are five types of blood cancer:

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative disorder (MPD)

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the breast. Breast cancers can start from different parts of the breast:

  • Most breast cancers begin in the ducts that carry milk to the nipple (ductal cancers)
  • Some start in the glands that make breast milk (lobular cancers)
  • There are also other types of breast cancer that are less common like phyllodes tumor and angiosarcoma
  • A small number of cancers start in other tissues in the breast. These cancers are called sarcomas and lymphomas and are not really thought of as breast cancers.

Liver cancer is a cancer that’s found anywhere in the liver.Liver cancer can sometimes start in your liver (primary) or spread from another organ (secondary).How serious liver cancer is depends on where it is in the liver, how big it is, if it has spread, if it’s primary or secondary and your general health.

Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer, that begins in the large intestine (colon or rectum). Colon cancer typically affects older adults, though it can happen at any age.

Lung cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells that line the air passages. It is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is a cancer that develops from the lining of the stomach. Stomach cancer is usually not found at an early stage because it often does not cause specific symptoms.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men that occurs in the prostate, but it can often be treated successfully.

Skin cancer is the out-of-control growth of abnormal cells in the epidermis, the outermost skin layer, caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations. These mutations lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.

Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the kidney. Kidney cancer can develop in adults and children. The main types of kidney cancer are renal cell cancer, transitional cell cancer, and Wilms tumor.