There are more than a hundred kinds of Cancer. Here are some categories of Cancer.
Carcinoma: Carcinomas are Cancers that begin in epithelial tissue. The internal and
external surfaces of the body as well as organs are covered by layers of tissue
Adenocarcinoma: Adenocarcinomas are Cancers that produce fluids and mucus. Most
colon, prostate, and breast Cancers are Adenocarcinomas.
Basal Cell Carcinoma: Basal Cell Carcinomas are Cancers that originate in the out layer of a person’s skin.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Epidermoid Carcinoma): Squamous Cell Carcinomas are sometimes called Epidermoid Carcinomas.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cancers originate under the outer layer of a person’s
skin or along the lining of the stomach, intestines, lung, bladder, and kidney.
Transitional Call Carcinoma: Transitional Cell Carcinomas are Cancers that Cancers that form in many
layers of epithelium (the internal and external surfaces of the body as well as
organs) in places like the bladder, ureters, and kidney.
Sarcoma: Sarcomas are Cancers that form in bone, soft tissues, muscle, fat, blood vessels, lymph vessels, and on fibrous tissues like on tendons or ligament.
Osteosarcoma: Osteosarcomas are Cancers that originate in bone.
Kaposi Sarcoma: Kaposi Sarcoma are Cancers that develops in soft tissue in people
infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Leiomyosarcoma: Leiomyosarcoma are Cancers found on smooth muscle in places like the
uterus, abdomen, and pelvis.
Leukemia: Leukemia is Cancer starts in bone marrow where blood is formed.
Lymphoma: Lymphomas are Cancers that involve abnormal white blood cells. Normal
white blood cells are disease-fighting. Abnormal white blood cells build up in
lymph nodes, lymph, vessels, as well as other organs.
Multiple Myeloma: Multiple Myeloma is a Cancer that originates in abnormal plasma cells
which are found in the blood marrow.
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors: There are a variety of Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors that are named after the cell in which they formed.
There many other kinds
of Cancers as well.
Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Need help understanding a word? Here is an electronic resource that gives meaning to Cancer terms and their usage.