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   Cancer : Types and Treatment  

Types of Cancer

Cancer can be divided into the following categories:

  • Carcinoma - starts in the epithelial cells that line or cover internal body organs. Examples are breast, prostate, lungs and colon cancer.
  • Sarcoma -  starts in connective tissue. For example in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
  • Leukemia - starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood. No tumors are formed in Leukemia.
  • Lymphoma and Myeloma - starts in the  cells of the immune system. Lymphoma in Lymphatic cells (lymph node). Myeloma is cancer of the white blood cells known as plasma cells
  • Central nervous system cancers - starts in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord, for example brain tumor.

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  • Chemotherapy

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Last updated on Friday January 25, 2013