Cancer Types and Topics

All Cancer Types and Topics information has been reviewed and approved by a panel of experts, including physicians, nurses, health educators, social workers, and communications specialists. Cancer Type content is provided by the National Cancer Institute's PDQ® (Physician Data Query) cancer information database. Huntsman Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute content distribution partner.

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Each type of cancer is a different disease. Read below to learn about types of cancers and their symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and where to go for support and education. Also, learn about cancer-related topics such as how to quit tobacco use, coping with cancer, genetics and cancer, and more.

For any cancer-related information, call the G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center at 1-888-424-2100 toll free or e-mail

Cancer Types
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Adrenocortical Cancer
Anal Cancer
Bile Duct Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colon Cancer
Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
Head and Neck Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Multiple Myeloma
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Skin Cancer - Nonmelanoma
Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer
Vaginal Cancer
Vulvar Cancer

Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Advance Directives

Anxiety and Distress
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Cancer Cautions and Myths
Cancer Drug Dictionary (National Cancer Institute)
Cancer Outreach and Education
Cancer Prevention and Risk Factors
Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Cancer Treatments
Childhood Cancer Late Effects
Complementary and Integrative Therapies
Concentration and Memory Changes
Coping with Cancer
Dizziness and Feeling Lightheaded
Eating Well During Cancer Treatment
Genetics and Cancer
Hair Loss
Mouth Sores
Neutropenia/Risk of Infection
Pain Management
Patient Navigation
Precision Medicine/Personalized Medicine
Quitting Tobacco
Radiation Therapy
Sexual Health
Side Effects of Treatment
Skin Changes and Care
Supportive Care
Urinary Changes
What Is Cancer?

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e-Healthcare Leadership Awards WinnerThe Cancer Types and Topics section of HCI’s website received a Best Health/Healthcare Content Distinction Award from Strategic Health Care Communications. This program recognizes top websites and digital efforts of health care organizations both large and small—rated based on a standard of Internet excellence and how they compare with others in their group classification. From more than 1,000 entries nationwide, winners were recognized during the 18th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference held November 3-5, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

An ongoing collaborative effort involving HCI’s Communications team, Cancer Learning Center specialists, and Patient Education Committee reviewers, the Cancer Types and Topics webpages provide patients and caregivers information about everything from specific symptoms to tips and resources for chemo-related hair loss. Based on data from the National Cancer Institute (of which HCI is an official content distribution partner), cancer topics are also customized to meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones, including links to specific HCI departments, services, and resources.