​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Other Myeloid Malignancies - Childhood1663512/8/2015 7:36:20 PM3https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse350/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Acute-Myeloid-Leukemia-and-Other-Myeloid-Malignancies.aspx
AIDS-Related Lymphoma1663712/1/2015 6:34:11 PM4https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse355/CancerTypes/Pages/AIDS-Related-Lymphoma.aspx
Anal Cancer1663812/1/2015 6:34:18 PM3https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse356/CancerTypes/Pages/Anal-Cancer.aspx
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors - Childhood1664112/1/2015 6:34:30 PM5https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse361/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Brain-and-Spinal-Cord-Tumors.aspx
Breast Cancer1664412/1/2015 6:34:48 PM4https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse367/CancerTypes/Pages/Breast-Cancer.aspx
Carcinoma of Unknown Primary1664512/1/2015 6:34:57 PM4https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse368/CancerTypes/Pages/Carcinoma-of-Unknown-Primary.aspx
Central Nervous System (CNS) Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor - Childhood1664612/8/2015 7:40:56 PM5https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse369/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Central-Nervous-System-Atypical-Teratoid-Rhabdoid-Tumor.aspx
Rhabdoid Tumor1664712/1/2015 6:16:58 PM5https://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 - Childhood1664812/8/2015 7:42:37 PM4https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse372/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Central-Nervous-System-Embryonal-Tumors.aspx
Cervical Cancer1664912/1/2015 6:35:08 PM4https://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse374/CancerTypes/Pages/Cervical-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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