​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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:​​​​​​

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

Source: National Cancer Institute​

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