Though anal cancer is rare, incidence of anal cancer is increasing. Find out the symptoms and causes of cancer of the anal canal.
Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancerous tumors that most often occur in the gastrointestinal tract or in the lungs.
Reduce your risk of esophageal cancer by eating more fruits and vegetables.
Smoking increases your risk of lung cancer. Quit now and reduce your risk.
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 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 includes cancer that occurs in the mouth or on the lips.
Primary progressive aphasia is a rare neurological syndrome that slowly and progressively impairs language capabilities.
If you have symptoms of heart disease, but your doctor doesn't see any blocked major arteries, small vessel disease may be the cause.
Reduce your risk of stomach cancer by eating more fruits and vegetables.
The most common throat cancers are linked to smoking and excessive alcohol use.
Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that typically occurs in older women.
Cancer of the vulva, the outer part of the female genitalia, is rare. It occurs most often in older women.
May 06, 2014
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