Source: Cancer Resource Room
Cancers are grouped together by what type
of organ the cancer started in. If a cancer
starts in the large intestine (colon),
then it is grouped with the cancers of
other organs of the digestive system.
If a cancer starts in the bone marrow,
it is put into a group with other cancers
of the blood system. Some cancers do not
fit into a group because they are unusual
in a way. Three examples of these cancers
Some cancers do not fit into a group.
Cancer can be linked to some other disease,
like AIDS. AIDS cancers need special understanding
because they are not just the cancer alone,
but the cancer and the problems of AIDS
together. To read more on AIDS
Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP)
If a person has cancer that spread from
one organ to another (metastatic disease),
but the doctors do not know what organ
the cancer started in, this is called
Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP). To read
more on Cancer of Unknown
Primary (CUP) >>>
A cancer is a group of abnormal cells
that grow and multiply without stopping.
These abnormal cells can spread from one
place in the body to another. This is
called metastatic cancer. To read more
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