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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.

Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma) - 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-Melanoma Skin 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.

About the skin

The skin is the largest organ. It protects the body against infection and injury and helps regulate body temperature. The skin also stores water and fat and produces vitamin D.

The skin is made up of three main layers:

Islet Cell 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 Islet Cell 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 pancreas

The pancreas is a pear-shaped gland located in the abdomen between the stomach and the spine. It is about six inches long and is made up of two major components:

Bladder 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 Bladder 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.

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.

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