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Eyelid Cancer - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Eyelid Cancer. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor - GIST - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

The gastrointestinal (GI or digestive) tract includes the:

  • Esophagus

  • Stomach

  • Gallbladder and bile ducts

  • Liver

  • Pancreas

  • Small intestine

  • Colon

Hereditary Papillary Renal Carcinoma

What is hereditary papillary renal carcinoma?

Hereditary papillary renal carcinoma (HPRC) is a hereditary condition that increases the risk of the papillary type of renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). There are two types of papillary renal cell tumors: type 1 and type 2. The tumors in HPRC are type 1 tumors. Individuals with HPRC have an increased risk of multiple kidney tumors and an increased risk of developing tumors on both kidneys. Currently, no other types of cancer or noncancerous health problems are known to be related to HPRC.

Breast Cancer - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Breast Cancer. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

In the United States, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women (excluding skin cancer). Men can also develop breast cancer, but breast cancer in men is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all breast cancers.

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma - Introduction

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disease and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. To see other pages, use the menu. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

Cancer begins when healthy cells change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread.

Amyloidosis - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with this condition each year. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Because amyloidosis is rare, the diagnosis is often delayed or the condition goes undiagnosed. Therefore, it is difficult to know exactly how many people are affected by this disease. However, it is thought that between 1,500 and 2,500 people develop AL amyloidosis each year in the United States. Hereditary and AA amyloidosis are much less common than AL amyloidosis.

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