Cancer occurs when abnormal cells divide and grow, often forming a mass, tumor, or lump. There are more than 100 types of cancer, which are usually named for the organs or tissues where they form (lung cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer). We treat most forms of cancer, including the most common, such as cervical cancer, throat cancer, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs.
Cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
Cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue (such as bone marrow) and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood.
Cancers that begin in the cells of the immune system.
Cancers that begin in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord.
Tumors that aren’t cancerous. They can often be removed and, in most cases, don’t come back. Cells in benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body.
Tumors that are cancerous. Cells in these tumors can invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis.
Small cell lung cancer
Soft tissue sarcomas