Some mostly known and Common Cancers in India

Cancers are named for the area in which they begin and the type of cell they are made of, even if they spread to other parts of the body. For example, a cancer that begins in the lungs and spreads to the liver is still called lung cancer. There are also several clinical terms used for certain general types of cancer:

Bladder Cancer

This is Cancer.Net’s Guide to Bladder Cancer. Use the menu below to choose the Introduction section to get started. Or, you can choose another section to learn more about a specific question you have. Each guide is reviewed by experts… Read More »

Breast Cancer

This is Cancer.Net’s Guide to Breast Cancer. Use the menu below to choose the Introduction section to get started. Or, you can choose another section to learn more about a specific question you have. Each guide is reviewed by experts… Read More »

Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer begins when healthy cells in 1 or both kidneys change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a renal cortical tumor. A tumor can be malignant, indolent, or benign. A malignant tumor is cancerous, meaning it… Read More »

Lung Cancer

here are 2 main classifications of lung cancer: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These 2 types are treated differently. This guide contains information about NSCLC. Learn more about small cell lung cancer in a different guide. This… Read More »

Lymphoma – Non-Hodgkin

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Lymphoma begins when healthy B cells, T cells, or NK cells in the lymphatic system change and grow out of control, which may form a tumor. Hodgkin lymphoma is a specific type… Read More »

Melanoma

The deepest layer of the epidermis, located just above the dermis, contains cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes produce the skin’s pigment or color. Melanoma begins when healthy melanocytes change and grow out of control, forming a cancerous tumor. A cancerous tumor… Read More »

Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer

You will find some basic information about these diseases and the parts of the body they may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer. Use the menu to see other pages. Think of… Read More »

Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is a pear-shaped gland located in the abdomen between the stomach and the spine. It is made up of 2 major components: The exocrine component is made up of ducts and small sacs called acini on the end… Read More »

Prostate Cancer

Cancer begins when healthy cells in the prostate change and grow out of control, forming a tumor. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the… Read More »

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer begins in the thyroid gland. This gland is located in the front of the neck just below the larynx, which is called the voice box. The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, which regulates hormones in… Read More »

Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer is the most common cancer occurring in a woman’s reproductive system. Uterine cancer begins when healthy cells in the uterus change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be cancerous or… Read More »