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Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in any part of the body. Different types of cancer exist, and is named depending on the area of the body affected. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this disease

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  1. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the abnormal division of the stem cells of the bone marrow, damaging the controlling genes of the cells, which means that the number of normal cells is reduced. Generally, the poor-functioning immature cells lead to a lot of damage with time. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  2. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells accumulating in the bone marrow and interfering with the normal blood cells' production. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  3. Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells around or in the anal canal or anus, the distal opening of the gastrointestinal tract through which bowel movements pass. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  4. Bile duct cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the part of the bile duct outside or inside the liver, and the problem is that very few cases of this cancer are diagnosed early enough for surgery to be suitable as treatment. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  5. Bladder cancer is characterized by the abnormal growth of cells in the bladder lining, with the tumor sometimes spreading into the surrounding organs. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  6. Bowel cancer is the word for describing the cancer starting in the large bowel, and depending on its origin, it is sometimes called rectal or colon cancer. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  7. A brain tumor is the condition in which cells are growing in the brain, multiplying in an uncontrollable, abnormal way. It can either be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous). This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  8. Breast cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the breast tissue, with signs such as a lump in the breast, dimpling of the skin, a change in breast shape, a red scaly patch of skin or fluid coming from the nipple. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  9. Carcinoid is a tumor which takes place in the bronchi, or in the glands of the intestine (especially the appendix), and secreting hormones abnormally. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  10. Cervical cancer is the cancer that originates from the cervix because of the abnormal growth of cells which are capable of spreading to or invading other parts of the body. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  11. Choriocarcinoma is the type of cancer which grows rapidly in the uterus (womb) of a woman, with the abnormal cells starting in the tissue would normally become the placenta. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  12. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the type of cancer starting from lymphocytes (cells becoming certain white blood cells) in the bone marrow. The leukemia (cancer) cells go into the blood after starting in the bone marrow, and usually slowly build up over time, with most patients not even having any symptoms for years. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  13. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is the type of cancer of the blood cells, deadly because it progresses more slowly than the acute forms of leukemia. A lot of white cells, known as granulocytes, are produced by the bone marrow, gradually crowding the bone marrow, and interfering with the normal production of blood cells. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  14. Colon cancer is the type of cancer which affects the colon (large intestine), the lower part of the digestive system, beginning as small, benign (noncancerous) cell clumps known as adenomatous polyps. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  15. Colorectal cancer (also called rectal cancer, bowel cancer, or colon cancer) is the development of cancer in the rectum (parts of the large intestine) or colon, and the abnormal growth of cells are capable of spreading or invading the other parts of the body. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  16. Endometrial cancer is the type of cancer starting in the uterus (the pear-shaped, hollow pelvic organ) in women where the development of the fetus occurs. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  17. Cancer of the eye is the type of cancer affecting the outer parts of the eye, such as the eyelid, which are made up of skin, nerves and muscles. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  18. Gallbladder cancer is the type of cancer starting in the lining of the gall bladder, and it is believed to be related to the build-up of gallstones, which can also lead to gallbladder calcification, a condition called porcelain gallbladder. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  19. Gastric cancer is the growth of malignant cells in the stomach lining, and can be caused by diet, stomach disease and age. Some of the symptoms are stomach discomfort or pain and indigestion. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  20. Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is the growth of a tumor in the uterus from tissue forming after conception. Trophoblast cells make up the tissue, and normally surrounds the fertilized egg inside the uterus. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  21. Hairy cell leukemia is the slow-growing, rare blood cancer in which excessive B cells (lymphocytes) and made by the bone marrow. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  22. Head and neck cancer is the cancer starting in the nasal cavity (inside the nose), lip, oral cavity (mouth), pharynx, paranasal sinuses, larynx or parotid glands. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  23. Hodgkin lymphoma, also called Hodgkin's disease or Hodgkin's lymphoma, is the type of lymphoma, in which cancer starts from the white blood cells, and can be treated using chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or the transplantation of hematopoietic stem cell, and the choice of treatment depends on the sex and age of the patient and the bulk, histological and stage sub-type of the disease. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  24. Kidney cancer is the type of cancer originating in the kidneys, the two bean-shaped organs in the body, and almost all kidney cancers appear first in the tubules (lining of tiny tubes) in the kidney. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  25. Laryngeal cancer is the formation of malignant (cancer) cells in the tissues of the larynx. The larynx is one of the parts of the throat, between the trachea and the base of the tongue. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  26. Liver cancer is the type of cancer originating from the cells of the liver, the organ the size of a football, sitting in the upper right portion of the abdomen. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  27. Lung cancer is the cancer starting in the lungs, the 2 spongy organs in the chest, responsible for taking in oxygen when you inhale and release carbon-dioxide when exhaling. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  28. Lymphoma is the group of blood cell tumors developing from lymphatic cells, and some of its symptoms are enlarged lymph nodes, drenching sweats, fever, weight loss, tiredness and itching. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  29. Skin cancer is the type of cancer arising from the skin because of the development of abnormal cells which are capable of invading or spreading to other parts of the body. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  30. Mesothelioma (also known as malignant mesothelioma) is the type of cancer developing from the mesothelium cells, the protective lining covering many of the body's internal organs. It is caused after being exposed to asbestos. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  31. Molar pregnancy is the abnormal type of pregnancy in which there is the implantation of a non-viable fertilized egg in the uterus, preventing a baby from forming, and the villi formed grow in clusters that resemble grapes. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  32. Oropharyngeal cancer is the type of cancer originating in the oropharynx, the part of the throat just behind the mouth. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  33. Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer is the formation of malignant cells in the tissues of the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  34. Myeloma is the originating from plasma cells, the white blood cells made by the bone marrow. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  35. Nasopharyngeal cancer is the type of head and neck cancer originating behind the nose, in the upper part of the throat. The nasopharynx is placed precariously above the roof of the mouth, at the base of the skull. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  36. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also called NHL, lymphoma or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) is a cancer originating in the lymphocytes, the cells which are part of the immune system of the body. Lymphocytes can be found in the lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues (such as the bone marrow and spleen). This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  37. Oesophageal cancer is the type of cancer affecting the oesophagus (gullet), the oesophagus long tube carrying food from the throat to the stomach in the digestive system. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  38. Ovarian cancer is the cancer originating in the ovaries, and can be undetected until it has spread within the abdomen and pelvis, a stage that makes successful treatment to be more difficult and frequently fatal. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  39. Pancreatic cancer is the type of cancer originating in the pancreas, the glandular organ behind the stomach. The cells start multiplying out of control, forming a mass. In most cases, this cancer has a poor prognosis, even when it is diagnosed early. It usually spreads rapidly and is always not detected in its early stages. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  40. Penile cancer is the type of rare cancer occurring within the penis or on the skin of the penis. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  41. Prostate cancer is the type of cancer occurring in the prostate of a man. The prostate is the small gland the shape of small walnut, responsible for the production of the seminal fluid which helps in nourishing and transporting the sperm. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  42. Rectal cancer is the type of cancer in which cancer cells are forming in the tissues of the rectum. It is different from colon cancer because the tumor is located much lower down in the large intestine. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  43. Salivary gland cancer is the formation of malignant cells inside the tissues of the salivary glands. Saliva is made by the salivary glands, and then released into the mouth. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  44. Soft tissue sarcoma is the type of cancer originating in the soft tissues of the body. Soft tissues such as muscle, fat, nerves, blood vessels, tendons and the lining of the joints. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition are responsible for connecting, supporting and surrounding other body structures. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  45. Stomach cancer is the cancer originating in the stomach, the muscular sac located just below the ribs, in the upper middle of the abdomen. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  46. Testicular cancer is the cancer originating in the testes (testicles), located inside a loose bag of skin underneath the penis, known as the scrotum. Of all cancers, this disease has one of the highest cure rates, with a 95% average 5-year survival rate. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  47. Thyroid cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is butterfly-shaped, and is located in the front of the neck, producing hormones to regulate the way energy is used by the body. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  48. Uterine cancer is the abnormal growth of cells comprising the uterine tissue. The uterus is the hollow organ in females located in the womb (in the pelvis). The uterus supports the development of the fetus until birth. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  49. Vaginal cancer is the abnormal growth of malignant (cancer) cells in the vagina, the canal extending to the outside of the body from the cervix (the opening of uterus).

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  50. Vulvar cancer is the abnormal growth of malignant cells in the external genitals of a woman. Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is different from vulvar cancer because VIN is just a superficial epithelium lesion which has not invaded the basement membrane. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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  51. Brain cancer is the abnormal growth of cells to form a tumor (mass of cancer tissue), thus interfering with brain functions such as memory, sensation, muscle control, and other normal body functions. Tumors composed of mainly noncancerous cells are called benign tumors, and those composed of cancer cells are called malignant tumors. This is the forum for discussing everything related to brain cancer.

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  52. Adrenocortical Carcinoma, also called adrenal cortical carcinoma, is the formation of cancer in the outer layer (cortex) of an adrenal gland. This is the forum for discussing anything related to this health condition

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