Alphabetical List of Types of Cancer 

Alphabetical List of Types of Cancer

Summary: This quick reference guide can provide an insight and give a name to many different types of cancer affecting humans today.

Certain types of cancers can be grouped into main categories, such as lung, breast, stomach, or liver. There are many types of cancer, however, with complex and confusing names. This is a comprehensive list in alphabetical order of the scientific names for known cancers that exist in our world today.

A

Acute granulocytic leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Acute myelogenous leukemia

Adenocarcinoma– a form of Lung cancer

Adenosarcoma– a form of lung cancer

Adrenal cancer

Adrenocortical carcinoma– a form of Adrenal cancer

Anal cancer

Anaplastic astrocytoma– a form of Brain cancer

Angiosarcoma– a type of soft tissue sarcoma

Appendix cancer

Astrocytoma– a type of brain cancer

B

Basal cell carcinoma– a form of skin cancer

B-Cell lymphoma– a form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Bile duct cancer

Bladder cancer

Bone cancer

Bone marrow cancer– a form of multiple myeloma

Bowel cancer– a form of colorectal cancer

Brain cancer

Brain stem glioma– a form of brain cancer

Brain tumor– a form of brain cancer

Breast cancer

C

Carcinoid tumors– a form of stomach cancer

Cervical cancer

Cholangiocarcinoma– a form of cancer affecting the Bile duct

Chondrosarcoma– a form of bone cancer

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chronic myelogenous leukemia

Colon cancer– a form of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer

Craniopharyngioma– a form of Brain cancer

Cutaneous lymphoma– a form of skin cancer

Cutaneous melanoma– a type of Melanoma

D

Diffuse astrocytoma– a form of Brain cancer

Ductal carcinoma in situ– a form of breast cancer

E

Endometrial cancer– a form of uterine cancer

Ependymoma– a form of brain cancer

Epithelioid sarcoma– a type of soft tissue sarcoma

Esophageal cancer

Ewing sarcoma– a type of bone cancer

Extrahepatic bile duct cancer

Eye cancer

F

Fallopian tube cancer– a form of ovarian cancer

Fibrosarcoma– a type of soft tissue sarcoma

G

Gallbladder cancer

Gastric cancer– a type of stomach cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer

Gastrointestinal carcinoid cancer

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors

General– a form of untraceable cancer

Germ cell tumor– a type of brain tumor

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Glioblastoma multiforme– a form of brain cancer

Glioma– a type of brain cancer

H

Hairy cell leukemia– a form of leukemia

Head and neck cancer

Hemangioendothelioma

Hodgkin lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma

Hodgkin’s disease– in relation to Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Hypopharyngeal cancer– a form of throat cancer

I

Infiltrating ductal carcinoma– a form of breast cancer

Infiltrating lobular carcinoma– a form of breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer– sometimes known as IBC

Intestinal Cancer

Intrahepatic bile duct cancer

Invasive or Infiltrating breast cancer

Islet cell cancer– a form of pancreatic cancer

J

Jaw cancer– a form of oral cancer

K

Kaposi sarcoma– a form of oral cancer

Kidney cancer

L

Laryngeal cancer– a form of throat cancer

Leiomyosarcoma– a type of soft tissue sarcoma

Leptomeningeal metastases

Leukemia

Lip cancer– a form of oral cancer

Liposarcoma– a type of soft tissue sarcoma

Liver cancer

Lobular carcinoma in situ– a form of breast cancer

Low-grade astrocytoma– a type of brain cancer

Lung cancer

Lymph node cancer– a form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Lymphoma

M

Male breast cancer

Medullary carcinoma– a form of brain cancer

Medulloblastoma– a form of brain cancer

Melanoma

Meningioma– a form of brain cancer

Merkel cell carcinoma– a type of skin cancer

Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma– a type of bone cancer

Mesenchymous

Mesothelioma

Metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic melanoma

Metastatic squamous neck cancer

Mixed gliomas– a type of brain cancer

Mouth cancer– a form of oral cancer

Mucinous carcinoma– a form of breast cancer

Mucosal melanoma– a type of oral cancer

Multiple myeloma

Mycosis Fungoides-a form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Myelodysplastic Syndrome– a form of leukemia

N

Nasal cavity cancer– a form of throat cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer– a form of throat cancer

Neck cancer

Neuroblastoma

Neuroendocrine tumors– commonly referred to as NETs

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Non-small cell lung cancer– a form of lung cancer commonly referred to as NSCLC

O

Oat cell cancer– a form of lung cancer

Ocular cancer

Ocular melanoma

Oligodendroglioma– a type of brain cancer

Oral cancer

Oral cavity cancer– a form of oral cancer

Oropharyngeal cancer– a form of throat cancer

Osteogenic sarcoma– a type of bone cancer

Osteosarcoma– bone cancer

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian epithelial cancer– a form of ovarian cancer

Ovarian germ cell tumor– a form of ovarian cancer

Ovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma– a form of ovarian cancer

Ovarian sex cord stromal tumor– a form of ovarian cancer

P

Paget’s disease– a form of breast cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Papillary carcinoma– a form of breast cancer

Paranasal sinus cancer

Parathyroid cancer– a form of thyroid cancer

Pelvic cancer

Penile cancer

Peripheral nerve cancer– a form of brain cancer

Peritoneal cancer– a type of ovarian cancer

Pharyngeal cancer– a type of throat cancer

Pheochromocytoma– a form of adrenal cancer

Pilocytic astrocytoma– a type of brain cancer

Pineal region tumor– a type of brain cancer

Pineoblastoma

Pituitary tumors– different types of brain cancer

Primary central nervous system lymphoma

Prostate cancer

R

Rectal cancer– a type of colorectal cancer

Renal cell carcinoma– a type of kidney cancer

Renal pelvis cancer-a type of kidney cancer

Rhabdomyosarcoma– a form of soft tissue sarcoma

S

Salivary gland cancer– a form of oral cancer

Sarcoma– a form of soft tissue sarcoma

Sarcoma, bone– a form of bone cancer

Sarcoma, soft tissue

Sarcoma, uterine– a form of uterine cancer

Sinus cancer

Skin cancer

Small cell lung cancer– a form of lung cancer commonly referred to as SCLC

Small intestine cancer

Soft tissue sarcoma

Spinal cancer

Spinal column cancer– a type of spinal cancer

Spinal cord cancer

Spinal tumor– a form of spinal cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma– a form of skin cancer

Stomach cancer

Synovial sarcoma-a form of soft tissue sarcoma

T

T-cell lymphoma-a type of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Testicular cancer

Throat cancer

Thymoma or Thymic carcinoma

Thyroid cancer

Tongue cancer– a type of oral cancer

Tonsil cancer– a form of head and neck cancer

Transitional cell cancer– a form of bladder cancer

Transitional cell cancer– a form of kidney cancer

Transitional cell cancer– a form of ovarian cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer– a type of breast cancer

Tubal cancer

Tubular carcinoma– a type of breast cancer

U

Undiagnosed Cancer

Ureteral cancer– a form of bladder cancer

Ureteral cancer– a type of kidney cancer

Urethral cancer

Uterine adenocarcinoma– a form of uterine cancer

Uterine cancer

Uterine sarcoma– a form of uterine cancer

V

Vaginal cancer

Vulvar cancer

Resources Used:

NIH

Cancer Center of America

Reclaiming Intimacy

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