19.01.2014 Different types of cancer, A-Z


Cancer, A-Z

Did you know that there are more than 200 different kinds of cancer ?

There are a number of differing treatments available depending on the type of cancer.


Listed below is an A-Z of the main cancer types:


  • Anal cancer
  • Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Bone cancer, secondary
  • Bowel cancer
  • Brain tumours
  • Brain tumours, secondary
  • Breast cancer in women
  • Breast cancer, DCIS
  • Breast cancer in men
  • Breast cancer, secondary
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Children's cancers
  • Endocrine tumours
  • Eye cancer (ocular melanoma)
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Gall bladder cancer 
  • Head & neck cancers
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Larynx cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic
  • Leukaemia, acute myeloid
  • Leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic
  • Leukaemia, chronic myeloid
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver cancer, secondary
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung cancer, secondary
  • Lymph node cancer, secondary
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Hodgkin
  • Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin
  • Melanoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine tumours
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Oesophageal (gullet) cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Penis cancer
  • Primary peritoneal cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei
  • Skin cancer
  • Small bowel cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Spinal cord tumours
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thymus cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Trachea (windpipe) cancer
  • Unknown primary cancer
  • Vagina cancer
  • Vulva cancer
  • Womb (endometrial) cancer  


If you have any concerns or questions in regards to cancer, cancer treatment or indeed any health related issues you should speak directly to your G.P / Doctor.

Advice and information can also be found from a number of cancer support charities.  One of the most recognised being the Macmillan Cancer Support: 0808 808 00 00

If your Company has an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) in-place, you should be able to call your EAP for confidential advice and support.  Speak to your Human Resources Dept for details.



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