• Adult Cancer Types

    Find detailed, up-to-date information for many common and rare types of adult-onset cancer, and learn about how we support and care for our adult cancer patients before, during and after treatment.

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  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
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    Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a group of rare disorders in which too many Langerhans cells (a type of white blood cell) grow in certain tissues and organs including the bones, skin, and lungs, and damage them. Learn about Langherhans cell histiocytosis and find information on how we support and care for people with LCH before, during, and after treatment.

  • Laryngeal Cancer
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    Laryngeal cancer forms in tissues of the larynx, the area of the throat that is used for breathing, swallowing, and talking. Most laryngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, which begin in cells lining the larynx. Learn about laryngeal cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with laryngeal cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Leiomyosarcoma
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    Leiomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor of smooth muscle cells. It can arise almost anywhere in the body, but is most common in the uterus, abdomen or pelvis. Learn about leiomyosarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with leiomyosarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Leptomeningeal Cancer
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    Leptomeningeal cancer is a tumor that involves the two innermost layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. Learn about brain tumors and find information on how we support and care for adults with leptomeningeal cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic (ALL)
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a fast-growing type of leukemia in which too many immature white blood cells are found in the blood and bone marrow. Learn about acute lymphoblastic leukemia and find information on how we support and care for people with ALL before, during, and after treatment.

  • Leukemia, Acute Myeloid (AML)
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    Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a quickly progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are found in the blood and bone marrow. Learn about acute myeloid leukemia and find information on how we support and care for people with AML before, during, and after treatment.

  • Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic (CLL)
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a slowly progressing disease in which too many lymphoblasts (immature white blood cells) are found in the blood and bone marrow. Learn about chronic lymphocytic leukemia and find information on how we support and care for people with CLL before, during, and after treatment.

  • Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous (CML)
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a slowly progressing disease in which too many white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are made in the bone marrow. Learn about chronic myelogenous leukemia and find information on how we support and care for people with CML before, during, and after treatment.

  • Liver Cancer
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Primary liver cancer is cancer that forms in the tissues of the liver. Secondary liver cancer is cancer that spreads to the liver from another part of the body. Learn about liver cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with liver cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Lung Cancer, non-small cell
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    Lung cancer forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. Non-small cell lung cancers are named for the kinds of cells found in the cancer and how the cells look under a microscope. Learn about non-small cell lung cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with non-small cell lung cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Lung Cancer, small cell
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Lung cancer forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. Small cell lung cancers are named for the kinds of cells found in the cancer and how the cells look under a microscope. Learn about small cell lung cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with small cell lung cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Lymphoma, Burkitt
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Burkitt lymphoma is a fast-growing type of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that occurs most often in children and young adults. The disease may affect the jaw, central nervous system, bowel, kidneys, ovaries, or other organs. Learn about Burkitt lymphoma and find information on how we support and care for people with Burkitt lymphoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Lymphoma, Hodgkin
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system that is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. Symptoms include the painless enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, or other immune tissue. Learn about Hodgkin lymphoma and find information on how we support and care for people with Hodgkin lymphoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma refers to any of a large group of cancers of the immune system that can occur at any age and are often marked by enlarged lymph nodes, fever and weight loss. Learn about non-Hodgkin lymphoma and find information on how we support and care for people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Lymphoma, Primary CNS
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Primary central nervous system lymphoma is a disease in which cancer cells form in the lymph tissue of the brain and/or spinal cord. Learn about primary CNS lymphoma and find information on how we support and care for people with primary CNS lymphoma before, during, and after treatment.

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