Two types of endometrial cancer are uterine sarcomas and endometrial carcinomas. Uterine sarcomas begin in connective tissues or muscle layer of the uterus, whereas endometrial carcinomas start in the uterus lining. Most uterine cancers are endometrial carcinomas. Types of Uterine and Endometrial Cancers When a doctor takes...

Skin cancer takes many forms. It appears in many shapes and sizes. You need to conduct a skin self-exam on a regular basis and alert your doctor to areas concerning you, particularly if the spots recently appeared or changed. Checking for Basal and Squamous Cell Cancers Basal...

Bone cancer begins when cells in your bones grow out of control. These cells often form tumors. Some tumors are benign, non-cancerous. Others are malignant cancer, potentially spreading to other parts of the body. Benign bone tumors include mostly non-threatening types usually curable through surgery. These...

A system of lymph vessels, much like smaller veins, and lymph nodes make up your lymphatic system. This superhighway for your immune system collects waste, fluid, materials and other things from your body tissues and carries it through clear, watery lymph. It also collects viruses...

For both men and women, breast cancer is a malignant tumor in the breast. The tumor starts from breast cells forming a group of cancer cells. These cancer cells are like other cancer cells, possibly growing into surrounding tissues or spreading into other areas of...

Researchers do not yet know the full story of what causes colorectal cancer. But they do know of several risk factors for the disease. They also know that cancers of all kinds begin when DNA inside our cells changes. DNA is a cellular chemical making...

Your self-image is an important view of yourself that drives your self-confidence, thoughts and behaviors. After cancer diagnosis and during cancer treatment you experience many physical and emotional changes. These changes affect your self-image, temporarily or permanently. Physical Changes of Cancer Driving Your Self-Image Cancer and associated...

Many people with cancer go through depression. This is natural. But the good news is that there is help for your depression. You simply need to ask your treatment team for help. Depression makes dealing with cancer even harder. It also causes problems in making the...

Not every type of lung cancer is preventable. But you do control many risk factors for lung cancer. Eliminating these risk factors as possible reduces your chances of a lung cancer diagnosis. Don’t Want Lung Cancer? Do Not Smoke. Smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung...