​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cancer Types

 

Cancer isn't a single disease.  The term cancer encompasses more than 200 diseases all characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of cells.  Ignoring the body's signal to stop, malignant cells multiply to form tumors in organs and tissues or, in the case of blood cancers, crowd out normal cells in the blood stream and bone marrow.

Learn more about various types of cancer:​​​​​​

 

 

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) - Childhood515412/8/2015 7:32:25 PM12https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse344/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Acute-Lymphoblastic-Leukemia.aspx
Breast Cancer516512/1/2015 6:34:48 PM7https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse367/CancerTypes/Pages/Breast-Cancer.aspx
Rhabdoid Tumor516812/1/2015 6:16:58 PM8https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse371/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Central-Nervous-System-Atypical-Teratoid-Rhabdoid-Tumor.aspx
Central Nervous System (CNS) Embryonal Tumors - Childhood516912/8/2015 7:42:37 PM7https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse372/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Central-Nervous-System-Embryonal-Tumors.aspx
Cervical Cancer517012/1/2015 6:35:08 PM7https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse374/CancerTypes/Pages/Cervical-Cancer.aspx
Central Nervous System (CNS) Germ Cell Tumors - Childhood517112/8/2015 7:44:00 PM7https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse375/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Central-Nervous-System-Germ-Cell-Tumors.aspx
Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma517612/8/2015 7:47:37 PM7https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse383/CancerTypes/Pages/CNS-Lymphoma.aspx
Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma517712/8/2015 7:48:09 PM9https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse384/CancerTypes/Pages/CNS-Lymphoma.aspx
Colorectal Cancer517812/1/2015 6:35:48 PM3https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse385/CancerTypes/Pages/Colorectal-Cancer.aspx
Colon Cancer517912/1/2015 6:16:59 PM6https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse386/CancerTypes/Pages/Colorectal-Cancer.aspx

​​Common Childhood Cancers:
Bone Cancer
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Gonadal (Testicular and Ovarian) Germ Cell Tumors
Leukemia
Lymphoma
Neuroblastoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Wilms Tumor

Source: National Cancer Institute​

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