​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 - Childhood515612/8/2015 7:36:20 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse350/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Acute-Myeloid-Leukemia-and-Other-Myeloid-Malignancies.aspx
Breast Cancer516512/1/2015 6:34:48 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse367/CancerTypes/Pages/Breast-Cancer.aspx
Ewing Sarcoma518712/1/2015 6:16:59 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse397/CancerTypes/Pages/Ewing-Sarcoma.aspx
Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors - Childhood518812/1/2015 6:36:24 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse398/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Extracranial-Germ-Cell-Tumors.aspx
Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer519012/1/2015 6:36:35 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse401/CancerTypes/Pages/Extrahepatic-Bile-Duct-Cancer.aspx
Gallbladder Cancer519212/1/2015 6:36:39 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse403/CancerTypes/Pages/Gallbladder-Cancer.aspx
Hodgkin's Disease519812/1/2015 6:16:59 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse409/CancerTypes/Pages/Hodgkin-Lymphoma.aspx
Hodgkin Lymphoma - Childhood519912/1/2015 6:37:07 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse411/CancerTypes/Pages/Childhood-Hodgkin-Lymphoma.aspx
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis520612/1/2015 6:37:35 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse420/CancerTypes/Pages/Langerhans-Cell-Histiocytosis.aspx
Laryngeal Cancer520812/1/2015 6:37:41 PMhttps://www.aacrfoundation.org/Lists/Cancer Translation Listing/AllItems.aspxFalse422/CancerTypes/Pages/Laryngeal-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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