Track: Types of Cancer

Types of Cancer


Cancer is currently classified depending on the cell of origin and tissue type.
Carcinoma is a type of cancer that originates in the skin or in the tissues that surround or line body organs. Breast, colon, liver, lung, pancreatic, prostate, and stomach carcinomas are all possible.
Sarcoma is cancer that originates in the body's soft tissues, such as cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, fibrous tissue, and other connective or supportive tissue. Different forms of sarcomas, such as osteosarcoma (bone), liposarcoma (fat), and rhabdomyosarcoma (muscle), occur in both adults and children, depending on the site.
Plasma cell myeloma, often known as plasma cell myeloma or just myeloma, is cancer that develops in a type of white blood cell that ordinarily generates antibodies.
Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that affects red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It usually refers to malignancies of the white blood cells (WBCs).
Lymphoma is cancer that starts in the immune system's infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes. Lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other areas of the body may contain cells.