What You Really Need to Know about Cancer

Sunday, October 27, 2013

What is cancer and how cancer can be classified ?


Cancer is a medical term used to describe the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body due to genetic and environmental factors, cancerous cells can grow uncontrollably and invade other cells and tissues in the body through the blood and lymphatic system.
Researchers have found more than 100 types of cancers and they are named according to the origin or site of  the body where cancerous cells start to grow.

Cancers can be categorized into major 5 types
Sarcoma: cancer that originates from cartilage, bone, fat tissues, muscles, blood vessels, especially from connective tissues.
Carcinoma: cancer that originates from skin or tissues that cover internal organs. Carcinoma can be classified into various subtypes, They are: basal cell carcinoma, transitional cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma,
how tumor growsLeukemia: cancer originating from blood or bone marrow, leukemia is also another name for blood cancer.
Central nervous system cancers: cancer that originates from tissues of the brain and spinal cord
Lymphoma and myeloma: Cancer that originates from the immune cells and invade other tissues. 

  1 comment:

  1. Cancer is a group of diseases that involve abnormal increases in the number of cells, with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors or lumps are cancerous; benign tumors are not classified as being cancer because they do not spread to other parts of the body. One of types of cancer is Sarcoma also know as soft tissue cancer... Sarcoma is a cancer of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels or her connective or supportive tissue. That the reason many sarcoma cancer treatment center has been opened for people who are suffering from these types of cancer. Learn more about cancer surgery & treatments to get the right treatment for your cancer. Thanks.




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