- By Laurel J. Kelly
Living With Cancer: Understanding breast cancer types
Breast cancer types: What your classification means
Once you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, your health care provider will review your pathology report and the results of any imaging tests to understand the specifics of your tumor. Determining your breast cancer type helps him or her decide which treatment options are most appropriate for you. Understand what type of breast cancer you have and how it differs from other types of breast cancer.
Polycythemia vera is a slow-growing blood cancer in which your bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. Without treatment, polycythemia vera can be life-threatening. Proper medical care can ease the symptoms and prevent the complications of this disease. Here's what you need to know.
Video: How skin cancer develops
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and it's highly curable when detected early. Watch this short video to learn about two types of skin cancer: melanoma and nonmelanoma. Most skin cancers are classified as nonmelanoma, which isn't likely to spread and usually is easily removed. Melanoma accounts for a small percentage of skin cancer, but it causes the majority of skin cancer deaths.