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Cancer of the testicle

Testicular cancer Cancer of the testicle (also called testis) accounts for 1%2% of all cancers in men. There are approximately 2000 new cases per year in the United States. It occurs predominantly in younger men and is the biggest cause…

Thyroid cancer

What is thyroid cancer? Thyroid cancers are fairly rare types of cancer, accounting for 1 in 100 of all cancers, with approx. 1,100 new cases in the United States each year. They usually grow slowly. The thyroid gland is situated…

Cancer of the uterus

What is a uterus cancer? There are two parts of the womb (uterus) that are prone to cancer the neck (cervix), which can develop cervical cancer, and the lining of the body of the womb, called the endometrium, which can…

Liver cancer

What is a liver cancer? The liver is the largest organ in the body. It carries out many important functions, such as: Producing the proteins that enable blood to clot; Storing vitamins; Regulating blood sugar levels; Breaking down carbohydrates to…

Lung cancer

What is a lung cancer? Lung cancers are cancers of the lining cells of the air tubes (bronchi). The medical term for lung cancer is bronchial carcinoma. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men and the third most…

Bone cancer: osteosarcoma

What is a bone cancer? There are two kinds of bone cancers. The most common kind is cancer that has spread from a cancer in another organ, called secondary bone cancer. Cancer of the bone itself (primary bone cancer) is…

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer Cancer of the neck of the womb (cervix) is second only to breast cancer in the number of occurrences in women under 35 years old. Cancer of the cervix may take many years to develop. Before it does…

Brain tumor: symptoms and treatment of cancer in the brain

Cancer in the brain: what is a brain tumor? Brain cancers fall into two broad categories: Primary brain tumors: where the cancer forms from brain cells Secondary brain tumors: where the cancer has spread to the brain from an existing…

Bowel cancer

Bowel is the general term for the long muscular tube that starts at the bottom of the stomach and ends at the anus. The first part of the bowel is involved with the digestion of food and is known as…

Stomach cancer: all about disease

What is stomach cancer? Written by doctor Emilia McCarthy © NetDoctor Stomach cancer affects around 8000 people per year in the United States, although the incidence is declining. It affects more men than women. It is rare under the age…

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