Explain the Various Types of Cancer - Biology

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Explain the various types of cancer

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Cancer is divided into various types depending on the type of cells which are altered. There are five major categories of cancer based on the cell type:-

  1. Carcinoma:- Cancer in the cells which cover the internal and external organs of the body.
  2. Sarcoma:- Cancer of the supportive tissues such as bone, cartilage, connective tissue and muscles.
  3. Lymphoma:- Cancer which begins in the lymph nodes and tissues which constitute the immune system.
  4. Leukaemia:- Cancer which begins in the bone marrow and accumulates in the blood stream.
  5. Adenoma:- Cancer which arises in the tissues of the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands.
Concept: Cancer
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2014-2015 (March)

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