Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Acute myelogenous leukemia is a cancer of the blood in which too many granulocytes (a type of white
blood cell) are produced in the bone marrow.
Tumors of the adrenal glands can cause many problems by excess secretion of certain adrenal-produced
hormones most often resulting in high blood pressure which can be extreme.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell cancer, sometimes called non-melanoma skin cancer usually appears as a small, fleshy bump
or nodule on the head, neck or hands. Occasionally, these nodules appear on the trunk of the body
usually as flat growths.
Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome (Gorlin Syndrome)
Basal cell nevus syndrome is caused by a tumor suppressor gene called PTCH located on chromosome 9.
Mutations in this gene may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
Biliary Cirrhosis / Bile Duct Cancer
Biliary cirrhosis is a rare form of liver cirrhosis caused by disease or defects of the bile ducts.
Bladder cancer occurs when there are abnormal cancerous cells growing in the bladder.
There are various types of bone cancers that are normally defined as a malignant (cancerous) tumor of
the bone that destroys normal bone tissue.
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. The tumor can either originate in the brain or
come from another part of the body and travel to the brain (metastasize). Brain tumors may be
classified as either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), depending on their behavior.
Breast Cancer in Men
Breast cancer in men is a rare condition in which certain cells in the breast become abnormal and
multiply without control to form a tumor.
Cardiac sarcoma is a type of tumor that occurs in the heart. Cardiac sarcoma is a primary malignant
If abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix spread deeper into the cervix or to other tissues or organs,
this disease is then called cervical cancer.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood in which too many lymphocytes (a type of white
blood cell) are produced by the bone marrow and by organs of the lymph system.
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a cancer of the blood in which too many granulocytes - a type of white
blood cell are produced in the bone marrow.
Chronic pain is long-standing pain that persists beyond the usual healing period or occurs along with a
chronic health condition like arthritis.
The risk for breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and thyroid cancer is increased with Cowden
syndrome which is a rare autosomal dominant disorder that is also associated with a number of specific
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is a disease caused when T-lymphocytes become malignant and affect the
skin. T-lymphocytes are the infection fighting white blood cells in the lymph system that kill harmful
bacteria in the body among other things.
Cancer of the endometrium, the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs is a disease in
which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the endometrium. Endometrioid cancer is a specific type
of endometrial cancer.
Esophageal cancer develops in the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the
Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis
Generalized exfoliative dermatitis is a severe inflammation of the entire skin surface due to a reaction to
certain drugs or as a result of complications from another skin condition.
Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1 / BRCA2)
Hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome is an abnormal version of the gene BRCA1 or BRCA2, which
increases a person’s risk of developing various types of cancer.
Hodgkin disease is a type of lymphoma - a cancer in the lymphatic system.
Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cells in the kidney. The two most common types of
kidney cancer are renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the renal pelvis.
Laryngeal Cancer/Cancer of the Larynx
Laryngeal cancer includes cancerous cells found in any part of the larynx - the glottis, the supraglottis or
The risk for breast cancer and many other forms of cancer is increased with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS),
a genetic autosomal dominant cancer syndrome.
Tumors are abnormal masses of tissue that form when cells begin to reproduce at an increased rate. The
liver can grow both non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) tumors.
Lung cancer is the cancer that usually starts in the lining of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs),
but can also begin in other areas of the respiratory system including the trachea, bronchioles or alveoli.
Lymphedema Following a Mastectomy
When the normal drainage pattern in the lymph nodes is disturbed or damaged (such as during
radiation or during surgery to remove lymph nodes), this may cause an abnormal collection of fluid that
causes the arm to swell.
Melanoma is a disease of the skin in which cancer cells are found in the melanocytes, the cells that
produce color in the skin or pigment known as melanin.
Merkel Cell Cancer
Merkel cell cancer is also known as neuro-endocrine cancer of the skin or trabecular cancer.
Non-Hodgkin disease is a type of lymphoma which is a cancer in the lymphatic system.
Oral cancer is cancer found in the oral cavity (the mouth area) and the oropharynx (the throat area at
the back of the mouth).
Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that develops in the osteoblast cells that form the outer covering
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant cells are found in an ovary.
Ovarian Cancer and Hereditary Non-polyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC)
The risk for ovarian cancer is increased with hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) an
autosomal dominant cancer genetic syndrome.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in men and women in the US.
Pancreatic cancer occurs when malignant cells grow out of control.
The risk for breast and ovarian cancer is increased with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, a rare early-onset
autosomal dominant disorder associated with specific physical characteristics in addition to increased
Early prostate cancer may not present any symptoms and can only be found with regular prostate
examinations by your physician.
Skin cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the skin cells and accounts for more than 50 percent of all
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell skin cancer (sometimes referred to as non-melanoma carcinoma) may appear as nodules
or as red, scaly patches of skin.
Stomach cancer also known as gastric cancer is the cancer that starts in any part of the stomach.
Cancer that develops in a testicle is called testicular cancer.
Cancers that occur in each part of the uterus have their own names, such as cervical cancer or
endometrial cancer, but are sometimes broadly defined as uterine cancer because the structure is part
of the uterus.
Cancer of the vagina, a rare kind of cancer in women is a disease in which malignant cells are found in
the tissues of the vagina.
Vulvar cancer is a malignancy that can occur on any part of the external organs, but most often affects
the labia majora or labia minora.