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Eye 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 Eye 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.

Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell - 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 Non-Small Cell Lung 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.

Lung cancer affects more than 200,000 Americans each year. Although cigarette smoking is the main cause, anyone can develop lung cancer. Lung cancer is always treatable, no matter the size, location, whether the cancer has spread, and how far it has spread.

Wilms Tumor - Childhood - 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 Wilms 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.

About the kidneys

Every person has two kidneys. They are bean-shaped organs located above the waist on both sides of the spine. They are closer to the back of the body than the front. The kidneys filter waste from the blood and make urine.

Multiple Myeloma - 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 Multiple Myeloma. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

Carcinoid Tumor - 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 Carcinoid Tumors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

About the endocrine system

The body’s endocrine system is made up of cells that produce hormones. Hormones are chemical substances that are carried through the bloodstream to have a specific effect on the activity of other organs or cells in the body.

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