Virtual Conference

Track: Cancer- Types and Causes

Cancer- Types and Causes


Even if cancers spread to other places of the body, they are termed by the area where they start and the type of cell they are made of. The majority of cancers are caused by factors such as the environment, lifestyle, or behaviour. Human cancer is not usually contagious, yet it can be spread by oncoviruses and cancer germs.

Several clinical terms are also used to describe certain forms of cancer:
·        Carcinoma is a type of cancer that begins in the skin or the tissues that protect other organs.
·        Sarcoma is a type of cancer that affects the connective tissues of the body, including the bones, muscles, cartilage, and blood vessels.
·        Leukemia is a blood-cell-producing cancer of the bone marrow.
·        Lymphoma and myeloma are immune-system tumors.