Kinds of Cancer
CDC provides basic information and statistics about some of the most common cancers in the United States.
Bladder cancer risk factors include smoking, genetic mutations, and exposure to certain chemicals.
Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early. Talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.
If you are 45 years old or older, get screened. Screening tests can help prevent colorectal cancer or find it early, when treatment works best.
Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As a group, they are called gynecologic cancers.
To lower your risk of kidney and renal pelvis cancers, keep a healthy weight. Don’t smoke, or quit if you do.
To lower your risk for liver cancer, get vaccinated against hepatitis B, get tested for hepatitis C, and avoid drinking too much alcohol.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that forms in the thin tissue that lines many of your internal organs. Exposure to asbestos causes most cases of mesothelioma.
Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells. In myeloma, the cells grow too much, forming a mass or tumor in the bone marrow.
Most prostate cancers grow slowly and don’t cause any health problems. Learn more and talk to your doctor before you decide to get tested or treated for prostate cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.