Cancer Patients And Kinds Of Cancer They Suffer From

An introduction on the disease

Cancer is a cluster of many associate diseases which originates inside a human cell and with time it grows and mutates and moves through the blood vessels taking a toll on the tissues and other organs of the body, damaging them and every other part that comes in their way of movement.

With over 100 varieties of cancers, it is a deadly disease for the cancer patients and can affect any part of the body and for any number of causes. Each known type of cancer has its own influence on the body and mostly all have the same intensity of damage.

Common Types of Cancer

Among all diagnosed cancer types around the world, it is seen that both men and women suffer from skin cancer, which is common and predominant in most of the young people. Many patients get affected with skin cancer every year.

The other common types of cancer listed on the basis of diagnosis report are,

  • colon cancer
  • endometrial cancer
  • leukemia
  • lung cancer
  • melanoma
  • pancreatic cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • bladder cancer
  • breast cancer
  • kidney cancer (renal cell)
  • non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • thyroid cancer

A brief on the Types of Cancer

The list of common class of cancer is determined with its regular and frequent occurrence in patients and the estimated rate of annual incidences have to touch 35000 or even more.

If the highest incidence rate stands for skin cancer then the lowest on the occurrence list is of thyroid cancer. The probable number of new cases of thyroid cancer patients for the year 2009 is 37200.

Rectal and colon cancers are collectively referred to as colorectal cancers and are jointly responsible for 146970 new cases. The individual cases of colon cancer is 106,100 and rectal cancer with 40,870 respectively.

Renal pelvis cancers and renal parenchyma cancers are the main sub divisions of Kidney cancers. Apparently, 85 percent of kidney cancers grow in the renal parenchyma and most of them fall in the category of renal cell cancers. The study brings about a probable 49,096 new cases of renal cell cancers.

Lastly leukemia, which is not very responsive to cancer treatment, has various forms including acute myeloid leukemia, chronic myelogenous, acute lymphoblastic, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and others. According to estimations, more than 44,790 new cases of this kind of diseases have been recorded in 2009.

Kinds of cancer categorized by body system

Cancer is such a critical disease which can affect and damage your each and every body part, slowly destroying the tissues and organs in and around the way of the progressing cancerous cell.

Blood Cancer relates to

  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia

Bone Cancer relates to

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ewing’s Sarcoma

Brain Cancer relates to

  • Brain Stem Glioma, which occurs in childhood
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma, which occurs in childhood
  • Ependymoma, which occurs in childhood
  • Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors and Pineoblastoma, which occurs in childhood
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma, which occurs in childhood
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma, which occurs in childhood
  • Medulloblastoma, which occurs in childhood

Breast Cancer relates to

  • lobular carcinoma in situ
  • Paget’s disease of the nipple
  • ductal carcinoma in situ
  • inflammatory breast cancer
  • Invasive types of breast cancer

Gastrointestinal Cancers relates to

  • Carcinoid Tumor, Gastrointestinal
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Liver Cancer, Adult Primary
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer, Extrahepatic
  • Liver Cancer, Childhood
  • Small Intestine Cancer

Endocrine Cancers relates to

  • Carcinoid Tumor, Gastrointestinal
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Islet Cell Carcinoma (Endocrine Pancreas)
  • Pituitary Tumor

Eye Cancer relates to

  • Retinoblastoma
  • Melanoma, Intraocular

Genitourinary Cancers related to

  • Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Renal Pelvis and Ureter Cancer, Transitional Cell
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Wilms’ Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

Gynecologic Cancers relates to

  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer relates to

  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Lip and Oral Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer

Respiratory Cancers relates to

  • Lung Cancer, Small Cell
  • Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
  • Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell
  • Malignant Mesothelioma

Skin Cancers relates to

  • Kaposi’s Sarcoma
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Source by Danielle Saige

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