By Disease

If you're newly diagnosed, or just beginning to learn about a particular type of cancer, this is a good place to begin. In this section you'll find current, detailed information about the causes, detection, symptoms and treatment of dozens of different types of cancer. This information is updated weekly and is provided by the National Cancer Institute.

Please note: This information is provided to help patients and the public learn about different cancers and current treatment approaches. It is not intended to substitute for medical advice provided by your physician. Each individual's cancer experience is unique and may differ from the descriptions provided here. Please discuss questions about your health concerns with your healthcare provider.

If you need more information than you find here, we encourage you to call or stop by the library, where you can find more detailed information on many different types of cancer.



A

Adrenocortical Carcinoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Adult Brain Tumors Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Adult Primary Liver Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

AIDS-Related Lymphoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Anal Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

B

Bladder Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Breast Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy
[Patients] [Health professionals]

C

Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Cervical Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Astrocytomas Treatment
[Health professionals]

Childhood Astrocytoma Treatment
[Patients]

Childhood Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment Overview
[Health professionals]

Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment Overview
[Patients]

Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors
[Health professionals]

Childhood Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors Treatment
[Patients]

Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Cerebellar Astrocytoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Craniopharyngioma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Ependymoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
[Health professionals]

Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Liver Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Medulloblastoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Supratentorial PNET Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Childhood Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Colon Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

E

Endometrial Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Esophageal Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Ewing Sarcoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumors Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

G

Gallbladder Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Gastric Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
[Health professionals]

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment
[Patients]

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

H

Hairy Cell Leukemia Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Hypopharyngeal Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

I

Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma Treatment
[Health professionals]

Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment
[Patients]

K

Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

L

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Laryngeal Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Levels of Evidence: Adult and Pediatric Treatment Studies
[Health professionals]

Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

M

Male Breast Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Melanoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Merkel Cell Carcinoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Mycosis Fungoides and the S├ęzary Syndrome Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Myelodysplastic/ Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment
[Patients]

Myelodysplastic/ Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment
[Health professionals]

Myelodysplastic Syndromes Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

N

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Neuroblastoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

O

Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Osteosarcoma and Bone Fibrous Histiocytoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Ovarian Epithelial Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumors Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

P

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment
[Patients]

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment
[Health professionals]

Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Parathyroid Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Penile Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Pheochromocytoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Pituitary Tumors Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment
[Health professionals]

Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment
[Patients]

Primary CNS Lymphoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Prostate Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

R

Rectal Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Renal Cell Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Retinoblastoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

S

Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Skin Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Small Intestine Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

T

Testicular Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Thyroid Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Transitional Cell Cancer (Kidney/Ureter) Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

U

Unusual Cancers of Childhood
[Patients]

Unusual Cancers of Childhood Treatment
[Health professionals]

Urethral Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Uterine Sarcoma Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

V

Vaginal Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

Vulvar Cancer Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]

W

Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors Treatment
[Patients] [Health professionals]