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Depending upon the type of tissue affected, cancer is of three main types:

No.

Type of Cancer

Description

1.

Sarcomas

Affect tissues derived from mesoderm such as connective tissues ( adipose tissue, bones, cartilages, tendons), muscles and lymphoid tissues.

a.

Lymphomas

Cancer affecting lymphatic tissue. These include lymphatic nodes, spleen and reticuloendothelial tissue.

b.

Lipomas

Tumours formed in adipose tissue.

c.

Osteoma

Cancer of boned

2.

Carcinomas

Affect epithelial and glandular tissues. These include lung, pancreatic, stomach and breast cancer

3.

Leukemias

Results from excessive production of WBCs in bone marrow and lymphatic node. Number of WBCs increase in blood.

 

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