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Types of Cancer

There are more than 200 types of cancer, and many possible causes. These include factors such as genetics (changes in your genes), lifestyle choices, certain types of infections, environmental causes or a combination of these. For many possible reasons, cells that make up your body that were once healthy undergo changes that cause them to multiply uncontrollably.

Because each type of cancer is so different, there isn’t just one screening process, test or treatment for all types. Here you can learn more about some of the most common types of cancer, how to lower your risks for getting cancer, your screening options, the diagnosis process and possible treatments. You will also find information about some of our tools and programs that help improve care for people with specific types of cancer.