What are the common categories of cancer?

http://youtu.be/5LxR5f-tVww Cancer may occur anywhere in the body. In women, breast cancer is one of the most common. In men, it’s prostate cancer. Lung cancer and colorectal cancer affect both men and women in high numbers. Depending on the location and cell type of the cancer it may fall into a category. Watch the video and follow the transcript below to understand more about the development of cancer and common categories. http://www.cancercenter.com/what-is-cancer/?invsrc=organic_social&utm_budget=corp&utm_channel=social&utm_site=youtube Video Transcript How does a cell become cancer? Every cell in your body has a complete strand of DNA, and packed into each molecular string is about 25,000 genes. As we grow and age, new cells form. They’re created by DNA replicating itself, copying and transmitting its exact sequence. Sometimes this process goes awry, spawning coding errors. Errors that aren’t fixed become permanent mutations, which behave differently in cancer cells than in normal cells. Cancer forms when the mutations become harmful. Cancer cells fall into five main categories: Carcinomas form in epithelial cells that make up the skin or tissues lining internal organs. Sarcomas develop in soft tissue, including bones, cartilage, fat, muscle or connective tissues. Leukemia begins in lymphoblastic or myeloid cells of blood-forming tissue. Lymphomas start in lymphocytes (T cells or B cells) in the immune system. Brain and spinal cord tumors develop in the brain or spinal cord and are named based on the cell of origin. Physicians now have the ability to understand what drives the growth of some cancer cells through assessing the genetic profile of the tumor, which may lead to more precise cancer treatments. Learn more at http://www.cancercenter.com/what-is-cancer/?invsrc=organic_social&utm_budget=corp&utm_channel=social&utm_site=youtube