Cancer Types

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Cancer Types
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2013-11-05 23:51:55
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simple cancer definitions
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  1. Basal cell carcinoma
    Skin cancer

    Basal cell carcinoma often appears as a waxy bump, though it can take other forms.

    Basal cell carcinoma occurs most often on areas of the skin that are often exposed to the sun
  2. Chondrosarcoma
    Cancer composed of cells derived from transformed cells that produce cartilage
  3. Ewing’s sarcoma
    Rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue
  4. Giant cell tumor
    It is characterized by the presence of multinucleated giant cells (osteoclast-like cells)
  5. Melanoma
    Malignant tumor of the melanocytes
  6. Meningioma
    Tumors arising from the meninges
  7. Oligodendroglioma
    a type of glioma that are believed to originate from the oligodendrocytes of the brain or from a glial precursor cell
  8. Pituitary adenoma
    noncancerous tumors that occur in the pituitary gland
  9. Schwannoma
    benign nerve sheath tumor composed of Schwann cells, which normally produce the insulating myelin sheath covering peripheral nerves
  10. Squamous cell carcinoma
    epithelial cell cancer

    squamous cells also occur in the lining of the digestive tract, lungs, and other areas of the body, and SCC occurs as a form of cancer in diverse tissues, including the lips, mouth, esophagus, urinary bladder, prostate, lung, vagina, and cervix

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