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Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a type of leukemia that affects immature white blood cells. It's the most common cancer in children and adolescents.

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a form of cancer that affects the blood cells, is the most common type of leukemia.

Anal cancer

Though anal cancer is rare, incidence of anal cancer is increasing. Find out the symptoms and causes of cancer of the anal canal.

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is often diagnosed early — when it's most treatable. But even with successful treatment, bladder cancer survivors need follow-up tests for years to come.

Bone cancer

Bone cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that begins in a bone. It can affect both adults and children.

Bone metastasis

Bone metastasis occurs when cancer spreads to the bones.

Cancer

Learn about cancer, what it looks like and what causes it.

Cancer treatment

Cancer treatment information for patients, including research and clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.

Cancer treatment myths

Cancer treatment myths

Carcinoid syndrome

Carcinoid tumors sometimes secrete chemicals that cause the signs and symptoms of carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid tumors are rare. Carcinoid syndrome is even rarer.

Chemotherapy and hair loss: What to expect during treatment

Most people who have chemotherapy lose at least some of their hair. Planning ahead can help you prepare for this change in your appearance.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Unlike other cancers, this form of leukemia doesn't always initially require treatment.

Chronic myelogenous leukemia

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a rare type of blood cancer. New treatments may be improving the prognosis for many people with CML.

Colon cancer

Colon cancer and rectal cancer combined are the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Regular screening tests can help reduce your risk.

Eating during cancer treatment: Tips to make food tastier

You may find that cancer treatment has affected your sense of taste. Here are some tips to help food taste better.

Eating during cancer treatment: Tips to make food tastier

You may find that cancer treatment has affected your sense of taste. Here are some tips to help food taste better.

Endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. If detected early, this cancer is often successfully treated.

Esophageal cancer

Reduce your risk of esophageal cancer by eating more fruits and vegetables.

Fertility preservation

Wonder how cancer treatment could affect your fertility? Understand what you can do to preserve your fertility before starting treatment.

Get ready for possible side effects of chemotherapy

Ask questions and work with your health care team to prepare for chemotherapy so that you know what side effects to expect and how to manage them.

Hairy cell leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia is a rare blood cancer that has no cure. However, treatments can keep hairy cell leukemia at bay for years.

Hodgkin's lymphoma

Inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer occurs when cancer cells clog lymphatic vessels in the skin of the breast. It's a rare but deadly form of cancer.

Invasive lobular carcinoma

Invasive lobular carcinoma is a form of breast cancer that develops in a milk-producing lobule of breast tissue.

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer in which abnormal white blood cells proliferate. Although it's often perceived as a children's disease, leukemia also occurs in adults.

Liver cancer

The risk of liver cancer may be reduced by protecting yourself from serious liver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis B and C.

Lung cancer

Smoking increases your risk of lung cancer. Quit now and reduce your risk.

Male breast cancer

For male breast cancer, awareness and early diagnosis are key to successful treatment.

Melanoma

The risk of melanoma among young adults, especially women, is on the rise. Find out how to reduce your risk of this dangerous skin cancer.

Merkel cell carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive skin cancer. Chronic sun exposure or a weak immune system may increase your risk of developing it.

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer closely linked to asbestos exposure. Find out the signs and symptoms of malignant mesothelioma and how to protect yourself.

Mouth cancer

Mouth cancer includes cancer that occurs in the mouth or on the lips.

Myelofibrosis

In myelofibrosis, healthy bone marrow is replaced with scar tissue, leading to severe anemia and fatigue.

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare in the United States but more common in some other parts of the world.

Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma most commonly affects children age 5 and younger. It's the most common form of cancer in babies.

Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this genetic disorder.

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer originating in the lymphatic system. It's caused by abnormal white blood cells, and often the only sign is swollen lymph nodes.

Paget's disease of the breast

Paget's disease of the breast is a form of breast cancer that involves the nipple. Understand treatment options for this rare breast cancer.

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is often fatal. Find out which new treatments offer hope.

Pet therapy

Therapy animals can provide comfort during illness and help speed recovery.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a common cancer affecting men. But with early detection, you improve your chances of successful treatment.

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a cancerous tumor of the eye that generally affects young children. If retinoblastoma is detected early, a cure is possible.

Salivary gland cancer

Salivary gland cancer is a rare form of cancer that often begins with a painless lump in the mouth, throat or neck.

Skin cancer

The risk of melanoma, one form of skin cancer, is on the rise among young adults. Most skin cancers are preventable. Find out how to reduce your risk.

Soft tissue sarcoma

Soft tissue sarcomas are uncommon cancers that originate in the soft tissues of your body.

Stomach cancer

Reduce your risk of stomach cancer by eating more fruits and vegetables.

Throat cancer

The most common throat cancers are linked to smoking and excessive alcohol use.

Thyroid cancer

For people diagnosed with the most common forms of thyroid cancer, the prognosis is usually excellent.

Vaginal cancer

Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that typically occurs in older women.

Vulvar cancer

Cancer of the vulva, the outer part of the female genitalia, is rare. It occurs most often in older women.

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

In Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, tumors in the pancreas or duodenum secrete a hormone called gastrin that leads to excessive stomach acid and ulcers.

May. 05, 2014