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Breast Cancer

A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue of the breast which is characterized by a lump, thickening or other abnormalities. Included is Paget's disease of the nipple, an uncommon type of cancer that forms in or around the nipple and is characterized mild scaling and flaking which may later spread to the areola or other regions of the breast. The disease may also originate in the areola where it resembles eczema, a non-cancerous, itchy rash. Symptoms may include tingling, itching, increased sensitivity, burning and pain. There may also be discharge from the nipple which may appear flattened against the breast. Most people with Paget's disease of the nipple also have underlying breast cancer which may be invasive or confined to the milk ducts.

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Cervical Cancer

A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue at the neck of the uterus.

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Colorectal Cancer

A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue of the colon, the section of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum, and/or the rectum, which extends from the sigmoid flexure to the anus. Colorectal cancers arise from mushroom-shaped growths called polyps which are usually benign but can develop into cancer over time.

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Lung Cancer

A condition in which there is a malignancy in the trachea, air sacs or other lung tubes which may appear as an ulcer in the windpipe, as a nodule or small flattened lump, or on the surface blocking air tubes. It may also invade the surface of tubes extending to lymphatics into blood vessels.

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Ovarian Cancer

A condition in which there is a malignancy in the ovaries or fallopian tubes.

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Prostate Cancer

A condition in which there are malignant tumours in the prostate gland.

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Renal Cancer

A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue of the kidneys.

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Skin Cancer

A malignancy that arises on the surface of the body in the form of a small ulcer, pimple or mole. It may be red, brown, black or white according to the type, and may be localized or invade the blood vessels.

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Thyroid Cancer

A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue of the thyroid gland.

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Uterine Cancer

A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue of the uterus.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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