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Cancer is just not one disease, there are more than 100 types of cancers out there, but the
four most common cancers are breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers. Cancer can occur
anywhere in the body and they are categorized as:

  1. Sarcomas: They originate in muscle, bone, cartilage fiber tissue or fat.
  2. Leukemias: They are cancer of blood cells.
  3. Lymphomas: They are cancer cells in lymphatic system. Lymphatic system is a
    network of vessels and nodes that access the body's filter. There are more than 30
    types of lymphomas.
  4. Carcinomas: Carcinomas are the most popular type of cancers that affect organs'
    system including colon, breast, prostate, skin, lung, etc. More than 80% of all
    cancers are carcinomas.

- Leukemias, lymphomas, and Hodgkin's disease are parts of blood and lymphatic systems.
- Malignant melanoma and skin cancers are part of skin system.
- Kidney, bladder, prostate, and testis cancers are part of urinary system.
- Breast, ovarian, choriocarcinoma, and uterine cancers are within gynecological system.
- Head and neck, and esophageal cancers are part of digestive system one.
- Stomach, pancreas, and liver cancers are part of digestive system two.
- Colon, rectal, and anal cancers are part of digestive system three.
- Other common cancers are brain tumor, bone tumor, carcinoid and nasopharyngeal  
cancers, retroperitoneal sarcomas, soft tissue tumors, and thyroid cancer.




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