Category Archives: Cancer Department


Leukemia Leukemias affect blood cells and the bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside the bones where blood cells are made. These cancers change the way blood cells behave and function. You have three types of blood cells: White blood cells fight infection as part of your immune system. Red blood cells carry oxygen to your […]

Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer   What is colon cancer? Colon cancer starts in the colon or rectum. These cancers can also be called colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often in the same group because they have many features in common in the colon and rectum. The […]

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer

Lung cancer Lung cancer is a cancer that develops in the tissues of the lungs, usually in the cells that make up the airways. There are two main types: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer These two types grow differently and are treated differently. Small cell lung cancer is the most common […]

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Cancer occurs when changes called mutations occur in genes that regulate cell growth. Mutations cause cells to divide and multiply in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancer is a cancer that develops in the breast cells. Typically, cancer occurs in the lobules or ducts of the breast. Uncontrolled cancer cells often invade other healthy […]

Gastric cancer

Gastric cancer Gastric cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells form in the gastric mucosa. Age, diet and stomach ailments can all increase the risk of stomach cancer. Anything that increases the risk of getting the disease is called a risk factor. Having a risk factor does not mean you have cancer. Lack […]