Types of Cancer

The phenomenon of Cancer cells spreading to other parts of the body is called metastasis. Metastatic cancer has spread from the part of the body where it started (the primary site) to other parts of the body. There are a number of different types of Cancer. They are generally are called after the organ or type of cell they develop in the beginning, Medical Illustrations, Risk Factors, Prevention, Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis, Stages, Treatment Options, About Clinical Trials, Latest Research, Coping with Treatment, Follow-Up CareSurvivorship, The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) believes that all treatment decisions should be made between patients and their doctors. Tumor most often develops in the gut or pancreas. These tumors are sometimes grouped together and called gastro entero pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors or GEP NETs in short. NETs of the gut are most often carcinoid tumors. They may also just be called carcinoid. NETs that develop in the pancreas are also called endocrine tumors of the pancreas. Some of these tumors can also develop outside the pancreas. For example, gastrinomas have been reported in the medical literature to develop in the ovaries, kidneys, stomach and liver, and not just in the pancreas and small bowel area. Common types of Cancer which are  diagnosed most often are Breast Cancer, Bladder CancerColorectal CancerKidney CancerLung CancerLymphomaMelanomaOral and Oropharyngeal CancerPancreatic, ProstateThyroid CancerUterine Cancer.

                     

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