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.
Lymphoma is a general term for cancers that start in the lymph system. The two main kinds are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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.
Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. But when ovarian cancer is found early, treatment works best.
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.
The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck. It sends out hormones that help control many activities in the body.