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Cancer Types

The Association of Cancer Care Centers offers education and resources to help multidisciplinary cancer care teams stay informed of disease-specific advances, deploy strategies for effective integration into practice, and engage in bi-directional learning.  Encompassing over 200 diseases, insights into the molecular biology of many cancer types are promoting progress in detection and treatment.

Breast Cancer

As the most common cancer among women, breast cancer accounts for approximately 30 percent of all new cancers in the United States.

Gastrointestinal Cancer

The five most common types of gastrointestinal cancer are colorectal, stomach (gastric), liver, esophageal, and pancreatic.

Genitourinary Cancer

Genitourinary cancer includes cancers of the urinary system in men and women, as well as the reproductive tract in men.

Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic cancer includes cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar.

Head & Neck Cancer

The five most common types of head and neck cancers are laryngeal and hypopharyngeal, nasal cavity and paranasal sinus, nasopharyngeal, oral and oropharyngeal, and salivary gland cancers.

Hematologic Malignancies

Hematologic (blood) cancers can be classified into three categories: leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Lung Cancer

There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer, which accounts for 80-85 percent of lung cancer cases, and small cell lung cancer, which accounts for 10-15 percent of cases.

Skin Cancer

Encompasses non-melanoma skin cancers (including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas) and melanoma.