Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. The main categories of cancer include:
For more information, please visit the National Cancer Institute website: http://www.cancer.gov/
Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men.
Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts and the lobules. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer found in women.
Cancer that forms in the tissues of the lungs, usually in the cells lining the air passages.
Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine).
Cancer that forms in the tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth).
Cancer that forms in the tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and the vagina). Cervical cancer is almost always caused by HPV (human papillomavirus) infection.
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