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Mastocytosis - Overview

ON THIS PAGE: You will find some basic information about this disorder, which may or may not become cancerous, and the parts of the body it may affect. This is the first page of Cancer.Net’s Guide to Mastocytosis. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen. Think of that menu as a roadmap to this full guide.

Mast cells are a type of blood cell made in the bone marrow. They are involved in allergic reactions and help fight off parasitic infections. Mast cells produce histamine, a chemical that can cause itching, sneezing, congestion, swelling, and wheezing.

Thyroid 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 Thyroid 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.

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

Thymoma is a type of cancer that begins in the thymus. Located under the breastbone, also called the sternum, the thymus is a small organ that is part of the body’s immune system.

Head and Neck 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 Head and Neck 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.

Cancer begins when healthy cells change and grow uncontrollably, 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.

Anal 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 Anal 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.

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.

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