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Cancers


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Bladder Cancer

164 Members
  • Bladder cancer refers to any of several types of malignant growths of the urinary bladder. It is a disease in which abnormal cells multiply without control in the bladder. The bladder is a hollow, muscular organ th...

Bone Cancer

159 Members
  • Bone tumor can be used for both benign and malignant abnormal growths found in bone, but is most commonly used for primary tumors of bone, such as osteosarcoma (or osteoma). It is less exactly applied to secondary,...

Bone Marrow Transplant

117 Members
  • Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a medical procedure in the field of hematology and oncology that involves transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). It...

Brain / CNS Tumors

837 Members
  • A brain tumor is any intracranial tumor created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either found in the brain itself (neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic...

Breast Cancer

1281 Members
  • Breast cancer is a cancer that usually originates in the ducts or lobules of the breast. In general, cancer occurs when the body creates cells far in excess of what the body normally requires. These cells group tog...

Carcinoid Syndrome

117 Members
  • Carcinoid syndrome refers to the array of symptoms that occur secondary to carcinoid tumors. Carcinoid tumors are discrete, yellow, well-circumscribed tumors that can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract...

Cervical Cancer

605 Members
  • Cervical cancer is a malignancy of the cervix. Worldwide, it is the second most common cancer of women. It may present with vaginal bleeding but symptoms may be absent until the cancer is in advanced stages, which ...

Chemotherapy

201 Members
  • Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. Broadly, most chemotherapeutic drugs work by impairing mitosis (cell division), effectively targeting fast-dividing cells. As these drugs cause damag...

Colon Cancer

740 Members
  • Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among canc...

Esophageal Cancer

316 Members
  • Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the esophagus. There are various subtypes. Esophageal tumors usually lead to dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), pain and other symptoms, and is diagnosed with biopsy. Small ...

Family & Friends of Cancer Patients

1174 Members
This community is dedicated to parents, siblings, grandparents, other relatives, friends and caretakers of cancer patients. The purpose of this community is to help families and friends maintain positive, caring relationships with...

Gastric Cancer

123 Members
  • Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs, particularly the esophagus, small intestine. It also may extend through ...

Head and Neck cancers

169 Members
  • Head and neck cancers are malignant growths originating in the lip and oral cavity (mouth), nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, thyroid, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands and cervical lymph nodes of the neck. Head and ...

Liver Cancer

296 Members
  • Hepatic tumors are tumors or growths on or in the liver (medical terms pertaining to the liver often start in hepato- or hepatic from the Greek word for liver, hepar). These growths can be benign or malignant ...

Lung Cancer

846 Members
Lung cancer is a cancer of the lungs characterized by the presence of malignant tumours. Most commonly it is bronchogenic carcinoma (about 90%). Lung cancer is one of the most lethal of cancers worldwide, causing up to 3 million d...

Male Breast Cancer

14 Members
  • Because the breast is composed of identical tissues in males and females, breast cancer can also occur in males, but here the incidence is very low, less than 1 percent. Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. Wo...

Mesothelioma

62 Members
  • Mesothelioma is an uncommon form of cancer, usually associated with previous exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant (cancerous) cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most ...

Multiple Myeloma

416 Members
  • Multiple myeloma (also known as MM, myeloma, plasma cell myeloma, or as Kahler's disease after Otto Kahler) is a type of cancer of plasma cells, immune system cells in bone marrow that produce antibodies. Its progn...

Myelodysplasia

254 Members
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS, formerly known as "preleukemia") are a diverse collection of haematological conditions united by ineffective production of blood cells and varying risks of transformation to acute myelogenous le...

Ovarian Cancer

696 Members
  • Ovarian cancer is a malignant ovarian neoplasm (an abnormal growth located on the ovaries). It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women, the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies and the s...

Pancreatic Cancer

343 Members
  • Pancreatic cancer (also called cancer of the pancreas) is represented by the growth of a malignant tumour within the small pancreas organ. Each year about 31,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed w...

Prostate Cancer

330 Members
  • Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Cancer occurs when cells of the prostate mutate and begin to multiply out of control. These cells may ...

Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer)

731 Members
  • Renal cell carcinoma, also known by a gurnistical tumor, is the most common form of kidney cancer arising from the renal tubule. It is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. Initial therapy is with surger...

Rhabdomyosarcoma

69 Members
  • A rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of cancer, specifically a sarcoma (cancer of connective tissues), in which the cancer cells are thought to arise from skeletal muscle progenitors. It can also be found attached to m...

Skin Cancer

420 Members
  • In medicine (dermatology), there are several different types of cancer referred to under the general label of skin cancer. Skin cancer is a malignant growth on the skin, which can have many causes, including repeat...

Teens With Cancer

122 Members
This community is dedicated specifically to teenagers with cancer.

Testicular Cancer

103 Members
  • Testicular cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system. In the United States, about 8,000 to 9,000 diagnoses of testicular cancer are made each year. Over his l...

Thyroid Cancer

680 Members
  • Thyroid cancer is cancer of the thyroid gland. There are four forms: papillary, follicular, medullary and anaplastic. The most common forms (papillary and follicular) are fairly benign, and the medullary form also ...

Uterine Cancer

288 Members
  • Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus. The most common form of uterine cancer is endometrial cancer, cancer of the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. Cancers of the muscular layer of the uterus or myomet...

Vaginal Cancer

45 Members
  • The vagina is the canal leading from the cervix (the opening of uterus) to the outside of the body. Vaginal cancer is not common. When found in early stages, it can often be cured. There are two main types of v...

Vulvar Cancer

221 Members
  • Cancer of the vulva (also known as vulvar cancer) most often affects the inner edges of the labia majora or the labia minora. Less often, cancer occurs on the clitoris or in Bartholin glands (small mucus-produ...

Wilm's Tumor

47 Members
  • Wilm's tumor is a neoplasm of the kidneys that typically occurs in children. It is also known as a nephroblastoma. Approximately 500 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. annually. The majority (75%) occur in otherwise n...
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