• 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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  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
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    Adrenocortical carcinoma, also known as adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC), is a rare and aggressive cancer that originates in the outer layer of the adrenal gland. Adrenocortical carcinoma is remarkable for the many hormonal syndromes which can occur in patients as a result of hormone-producing ("functional") tumors.

  • AIDS-Related Cancer
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    AIDS-related cancers are more likely to occur in people who infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Learn about AIDS-related cancers, such as Kaposi's sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and find information on how we support and care for people with AIDS-related cancers before, during, and after treatment.

  • Anal Cancer
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    Anal cancer is a type of cancer that forms in tissues of the anus. The anus is the opening of the rectum to the outside of the body. Learn about anal cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with anal cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Anemia
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    Anemia is a non-cancerous condition in which the number of red blood cells is below normal. Learn about anemia and find information on how we support and care for people with anemia before, during, and after treatment.

  • Angiosarcoma
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    Angiosarcoma is a type of cancer that begins in the cells that line blood vessels or lymph vessels. Learn about angiosarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with angiosarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Astrocytoma
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    Astrocytoma is a tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord in small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes. Learn about astrocytoma and find information on how we support and care for people with astrocytoma before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
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    Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that arises from the basal cells, which are small round cells found in the lower part of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. Learn about basal cell carcinoma and find information on how we support and care for people with basal cell carcinoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Bladder Cancer
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    Bladder cancer forms in tissues of the organ that stores urine. Most bladder cancers are transitional cell carcinomas, which begin in cells that normally make up the inner lining of the bladder. Learn about bladder cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with bladder cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Bone Cancer
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    Primary bone cancer is cancer that forms in cells of the bone. Some types of primary bone cancer are osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, and chondrosarcoma. Learn about bone cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with bone cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Brain Metastasis
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    Brain metastasis is when cancer has spread from the original (primary) tumor to the brain. Learn about brain metastasis and find information on how we support and care for people with brain metastasis before, during, and after treatment.

  • Brain Tumor
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    A brain tumor refers to the growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Learn about brain tumors and find information on how we support and care for adults with brain tumors before, during, and after treatment.

  • Breast Cancer
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    Breast cancer forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts that carry milk to the nipple and the lobules, the glands that make milk. Breast cancer occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Learn about breast cancer and find information on how we support and care for adults with breast cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Carcinoid
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    A carcinoid is a slow-growing type of tumor usually found in the gastrointestinal system (most often in the appendix), and sometimes in the lungs or other sites. Learn about carcinoids and find information on how we support and care for people with carcinoids before, during, and after treatment.

  • Cervical Cancer
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    Cervical cancer forms in tissues of the cervix, which connects the uterus and vagina. It is usually a slow-growing cancer that may not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests. Learn about cervical cancer and find information on how we support and care for women with cervical cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Chondrosarcoma
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    Chondrosarcoma is a type of cancer that forms in cartilage. Learn about chondrosarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with chondrosarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Coagulation Disorders
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    Coagulation disorders refer to blood diseases in which the blood does not clot properly, which can lead to an increased risk of bleeding (hemorrhage) or obstructive clotting (thrombosis).  Learn about coagulation disorders and find information on how we support and care for people with these disorders before, during, and after treatment.

  • Colon Cancer
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    Colon cancer forms in the tissues of the colon, which is the longest part of the large intestine. Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas, beginning in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids. Learn about colon cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with colon cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Craniopharyngioma
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    Craniopharyngioma is a benign brain tumor that may be considered malignant because it can damage the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger and thirst. Learn about craniopharyngioma and find information on how we support and care for people with craniopharyngioma before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Desmoid Tumor
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    A desmoid tumor is a tumor of the tissue that surrounds muscles, usually in the abdomen. A desmoid tumor rarely spreads to other parts of the body. It may be called aggressive fibromatosis when the tumor is outside of the abdomen. Learn about desmoid tumor and find information on how we support and care for people with desmoid tumor before, during, and after treatment.

  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
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    Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a noninvasive condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other tissues in the breast.

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  • Endometrial Cancer
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    Endometrial cancer forms in the tissue lining the uterus, the organ in a woman's pelvis in which a baby grows. Most endometrial cancers are adenocarcinomas, beginning in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids. Learn about endometrial cancer and find information on how we support and care for women with endometrial cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Esophageal Cancer
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    Esophageal cancer forms in tissues lining the esophagus (the muscular tube through which food passes from the throat to the stomach). Learn about esophageal cancer, which includes adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, and find information on how we support and care for people with esophageal cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Fibrosarcoma
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    Fibrosarcoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma that begins in fibrous tissue, which holds bones, muscles, and other organs in place. Learn about fibrosarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with fibrosarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Gastric (Stomach) Cancer
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    Gastric cancer forms in tissues lining the stomach. It is also called stomach cancer. Learn about gastric cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with stomach cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors are slow-growing cancers that form in cells that make hormones in the lining of the stomach and intestines. Learn about gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors and find information on how we support and care for people with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors before, during, and after treatment.

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant. Learn about gastrointestinal stromal tumor and find information on how we support and care for people with GIST before, during, and after treatment.

  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Gestational trophoblastic tumors develop from cells that help an embryo attach to the uterus and help form the placenta after fertilization of an egg. Learn about gestational trophoblastic tumor and find information on how we support and care for people with gestationaltrophoblastic tumor before, during, and after treatment.

  • Glioblastoma
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    Glioblastoma is a fast-growing, central nervous system tumor that forms from supportive tissue of the brain and spinal cord. Glioblastoma usually occurs in adults and affects the brain more often than the spinal cord. Learn about glioblastoma and find information on how we support and care for adults with glioblastoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Glioma
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    Glioma is a cancer of the brain that begins in glial cells (cells that surround and support nerve cells). Learn about glioma and find information on how we support and care for people with glioma before, during, and after treatment.

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

    Histiocytosis is a group of rare diseases that most often affect young children, but can occur at any age. These diseases both feature abnormal growth and accumulation of certain cells of the immune system. The histiocytoses are not considered cancers, although they can be life-threatening and treatment often involves chemotherapy.

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  • Kidney Cancer
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    Kidney cancer forms in tissues of the kidneys. Types of kidney cancer include renal cell carcinoma and renal pelvis carcinoma. Learn about kidney cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with kidney cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

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

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

    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)
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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  • Melanoma
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    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that begins in melanocytes (the cells that make the pigment melanin). Melanoma usually begins in a mole. Learn about melanoma and find information on how we support and care for people with melanoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Meningioma
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    Meningioma is a type of slow-growing tumor that forms in the thin 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 people with meningioma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
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    Merkel cell carcinoma forms on or just beneath the skin, usually in parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun. It is most common in older people and in people with weakened immune systems. Learn about merkel cell carcinoma and find information on how we support and care for people with merkel cell carcinoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Mesothelioma
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    Mesothelioma can refer to either a benign or malignant tumor affecting the lining of the chest or abdomen. Exposure to asbestos particles in the air increases the risk of developing malignant mesothelioma. Learn about mesothelioma and find information on how we support and care for people with mesothelioma before, during, and after treatment.

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

    Molar pregnancy refers to a slow-growing tumor that develops from trophoblastic cells (cells that help an embryo attach to the uterus and help form the placenta) after fertilization of an egg by a sperm. Learn about molar pregnancy and find information on how we support and care for women with molar pregnancy before, during, and after treatment.

  • Monoclonal Gamopathy of Undetermined Significance (M-GUS)
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    Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a benign condition in which there is a high level of a protein called M protein in the blood. Patients with MGUS are at an increased risk of developing cancer. Learn about MGUS and find information on how we support and care for people with MGUS before, during, and after treatment.

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

    Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that begins in plasma cells, white blood cells that produce antibodies. It is also called Kahler's disease, myelomatosis or plasma cell myeloma. Learn about multiple myeloma and find information on how we support and care for people with multiple myeloma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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    Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of diseases in which the bone marrow does not make enough healthy blood cells. It is also called preleukemia or smoldering leukemia. Learn about myelodysplastic syndromes and find information on how we support and care for people with myelodysplastic syndromes before, during, and after treatment.

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

    Myeloproliferative disorder refers to a group of slow-growing blood cancers in which large numbers of abnormal red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets grow in the bone marrow and blood. Learn about myeloproliferative disorders and find information on how we support and care for people with myeloproliferative disorders before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
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    Nasopharyngeal cancer forms in tissues of the nasopharynx, which is the upper part of the throat behind the nose. Most nasopharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, and begin in flat cells lining the nasopharynx. Learn about nasopharyngeal cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with nasopharyngeal cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Neuroblastoma
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    Neuroblastoma is a cancer that arises in immature nerve cells and affects mostly infants and children. Learn about neuroblastoma and find information on how we support and care for people with neuroblastoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Neurofibrosarcoma
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    Neurofibrosarcoma is a malignant tumor that develops in the cells surrounding peripheral nerves. This condition is also known as peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Learn about neurofibrosarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with neurofibrosarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Oligodendroglioma
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    Oligodendroglioma is a rare, slow-growing tumor that begins in the oligodendrocytes, which are the brain cells that nourish and support nerve cells. Learn about oligodendroglioma and find information on how we support and care for people with oligodendroglioma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
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    Oropharyngeal cancer forms in the tissues of the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth, including the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils). Learn about oropharyngeal cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with oropharyngeal cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Osteosarcoma
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    Osteosarcoma is a cancer of the bone that usually affects the large bones of the arm or leg. It occurs most commonly in young people and affects more males than females. Learn about osteosarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with osteosarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Ovarian Cancer
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    Ovarian cancer forms in the tissues of the ovary. Most ovarian cancers are either ovarian epithelial carcinomas that begin in the cells on the surface of the ovary or malignant germ cell tumors that begin in egg cells. Learn about ovarian cancer and find information on how we support and care for women with ovarian cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Pancreatic Cancer
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    Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which cancer cells are found in the tissues of the pancreas. It is also called exocrine cancer. Learn about pancreatic cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with pancreatic cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Parathyroid Cancer
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    Parathyroid cancer is a rare cancer that forms in tissues of one or more of the parathyroid glands (four pea-sized glands in the neck that make parathyroid hormone, which helps the body store and use calcium). Learn about parathyroid cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with parathyroid cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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

    Penile cancer is a rare cancer that forms in the penis. Most penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas that begin in flat cells lining the penis. Learn about penile cancer and find information on how we support and care for men with penile cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Pineal Gland Parenchymal Tumor
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    A pineal parenchymal tumor forms in parenchymal cells or pineocytes, which are the cells that make up most of the pineal gland (a tiny organ in the cerebrum that produces melatonin). Learn about pineal gland parenchymal tumors and find information on how we support and care for people with pineal gland parenchymal tumors before, during, and after treatment.

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

    Pituitary adenomas are typically non-cancerous, slow-growing tumors that arise from cells in the pituitary gland (the master gland that regulates the body’s hormones). Learn about pituitary tumors and find information on how we support and care for people with pituitary adenoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Prostate Cancer
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    Prostate cancer forms in the tissues of the prostate, which is the gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men. Learn about prostate cancer and find information on how we support and care for men with prostate cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Rectal Cancer
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    Rectal cancer forms in the tissues of the rectum, which is the last several inches of the large intestine before the anus. Learn about rectal cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with rectal cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Renal Cell Cancer
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    Renal cell cancer is the most common type of kidney cancer. It begins in the lining of the renal tubules, which filter the blood and produce urine. Learn about renal cell cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with renal cell cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Salivary Gland Cancer
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    Salivary gland cancer is a rare cancer that forms in tissues of the gland in the mouth that makes saliva. Most salivary gland cancers occur in older people. Learn about salivary gland cancer and find information on how we support and care for adults with salivary gland cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Sarcoma, Epithelioid
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    Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare soft-tissue sarcoma most often found in young adults (20 to 39-year-olds) and involving the upper extremities of the body 60 percent of the time. Learn about epithelioid sarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with epithelioid sarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Sarcoma, Ewing
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    Ewing sarcoma is a type of cancer that forms in bone or soft tissue. It is also called peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (pPNET). Learn about Ewing sarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with Ewing sarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Sarcoma, Kaposi
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    Kaposi sarcoma is a type of cancer characterized by the abnormal growth of blood vessels that develop into skin lesions or occur internally. Learn about Kaposi sarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with Kaposi sarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Sarcoma, Soft Tissue
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Care

    Soft tissue sarcoma refers to cancer that begins in the muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue of the body. Learn about soft tissue sarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with soft tissue sarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Sarcoma, Synovial
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    Synovial sarcoma is a malignant tumor that develops in the synovial membrane of the joints. Learn about synovial sarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with synovial sarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Sarcoma, Uterine
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    Uterine sarcoma is a rare type of uterine cancer that forms in muscle or other tissues of the uterus, the organ in a woman's pelvis in which a baby grows. It usually occurs after menopause. Learn about uterine sarcoma and find information on how we support and care for women with uterine sarcoma before, during, and after treatment.

  • Skin Cancer
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    Skin cancer forms in tissues of the skin. Basal cell or squamous cell cancer forms in cells that do not make pigment. Both types usually occur in skin that has been exposed to sunlight, such as on the face, neck, hands, and arms. Learn about skin cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with skin cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Testicular Cancer
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    Testicular cancer forms in the tissues of the testis, one of two egg-shaped glands inside the scrotum that make sperm and male hormones. Testicular cancer usually occurs in young or middle-aged men. Learn about testicular cancer and find information on how we support and care for men with testicular cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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

    Thyroid cancer forms in the thyroid gland, an organ at the base of the throat that makes hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight. Learn about thyroid cancer and find information on how we support and care for people with thyroid cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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  • Vaginal Cancer
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    Vaginal cancer forms in the tissues of the vagina. The most common type of vaginal cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, which starts in the thin, flat cells lining the vagina. Learn about vaginal cancer and find information on how we support and care for women with vaginal cancer before, during, and after treatment.

  • Vulvar Cancer
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    Vulvar cancer refers to cancer of the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina. Learn about vulvar cancer and find information on how we support and care for women with vulvar cancer before, during, and after treatment.

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

    Waldenström's macroglobulinemia is a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma marked by abnormal levels of IgM antibodies and an enlarged liver, spleen, or lymph nodes. It is also called lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. Learn about Waldenström's macroglobulinemia and find information on how we support and care for people with Waldenström's before, during, and after treatment.

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