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Other Cancers


 

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world with more than 100 types* that has been documented. Among them lies those that are rarer, and are less talked about.

*Source: Singapore Cancer Society
 

Bone Cancer

Bone cancer or bone sarcoma is caused by an abnormal and uncontrollable growth of the bone cells and cartilage. Bone cancer can develop in any bone in the body. Secondary or metastatic bone cancer originates from another part of your body but is spread to the bone. The condition affects people of all ages. 
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Brain Cancer

Overgrowth of cells in your brain forms masses called tumors or brain cancer. Cancerous or malignant brain tumors can multiply and disrupt the way your body works. In some instances, it can be life-threatening. 
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Eye Cancer

Eye cancer starts in the eye and can spread to other parts of the body. The most common eye cancer is melanoma, but there are other types of cancer that can affect different kinds of cells in the eye. 
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Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers are cancers that occur in the areas of the head and neck, such as the mouth, nose, throat, larynx, sinuses, or salivary glands.
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Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells that causes the production of abnormally high white blood cells. White blood cells are the cells of the immune system involved in protecting the body against infectious disease. Like red blood cells that carry oxygen, they are produced in the bone marrow and an overproduction of them causes serious health issues including anaemia. 
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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the cancer of the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ is between the stomach, liver and intestine in your abdomen.

Digestive enzymes are released by the pancreas into the small intestine to aid the digestion of food. Hormones, insulin and glucagon are also released by the pancreas into the bloodstream. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose and is usually discovered only in the later stages. The most common type is pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
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Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer starts in the testicle or testis and is often found in men aged 15 to 44 years. It is relatively rare but treatable. The prognosis is good if diagnosed early when the tumors are small and have not spread.
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