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Several tumor types can develop in the adrenal glands, which sit on the kidneys. These two small glands produce hormones which help to control certain bodily responses, a balance frequently disrupted by tumors...


Anal cancer forms in the anus, the opening to the rectum that controls the elimination of feces during bowel movements. Two sphincter muscles open and close the anus...


Bladder cancer usually originates in the bladder lining, which consists of a layer of surface cells (transitional epithelial cells), smooth muscle and a fibrous layer...


In most cases, cancer spreads to the bones from another part of the body. Primary bone cancer is different because it starts in the bones. Some bone tumors are benign (non-cancerous), though they can still weaken the bone if they grow and may require treatment...


Cervical cancer is a tumor that affects the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb) located between the bladder and the rectum. The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body...


Endometrial cancer, also referred to as uterine cancer, occurs in the endometrium, which lines the inside of your uterus. It is typically found in women over the age of 50, but can occur in younger women as well...


Esophageal cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. People don’t usually undergo routine screenings for esophageal cancer as they do for other cancers, such as colon cancer...


The gallbladder is an organ that stores the bile made in the liver and sends bile into the small intestine to help digest fat. Gallbladder cancer is uncommon, and if diagnosed in early stages then chance for a cure is very good...


Hypopharyngeal cancer grows in the hypopharynx at the bottom of the throat, just above the point where the esophagus and trachea begin. The malignancy typically forms in the thin squamous cells that line the hypopharynx...


Kidney cancer begins in the kidneys and can spread to other organs including the lungs, bones or liver. The exact cause of kidney cancer is unknown, but there are certain risk factors linked to it including smoking, asbestos, family history, gender, Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome, obesity, high blood pressure, diuretics and race...