Bile is a substance the liver makes to help digest fat. Bile ducts carry it from the liver to the gallbladder and then, during digestion, to the small intestine. Bile duct cancer is rare, but the experienced doctors at Rush have expertise in treating it.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are the same disease. It is a slow-growing cancer that develops when lymphocytes, a mature type of white blood cell, do not fully develop. These abnormal lymphocytes do not fight infection well and crowd out healthy blood cells.
Colorectal cancer develops in the colon or rectum, two sections of the large intestine. Most colorectal cancers begin as polyps, or small lumps, that slowly turn into cancer over time.
Endometrial cancer is a type of uterine cancer that starts in the endometrium, the tissue that lines the uterus. Endometrial cancer symptoms include abnormal bleeding from the vagina (either heavy or prolonged bleeding or bleeding between periods). An endometrial biopsy is one of the tests used to diagnose endometrial cancer.
Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus, the tube that takes food from the mouth to the stomach. Adenocarcinoma, the most common type of esophageal cancer in the United States, can result from gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) and Barrett’s esophagus.
Head and neck tumors are those that grow in the nose, sinuses, mouth (oral cavity), throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), salivary glands, lymph nodes in the neck, thyroid gland or parathyroid glands. They can be cancerous or noncancerous (benign).
Multiple myeloma is a rare blood cancer that starts in plasma cells in bone marrow. Multiple myeloma tumors weaken your bones and prevent bone marrow from producing healthy blood cells or fighting infection.
Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that forms in the nerve tissue of the adrenal gland, neck, chest or spinal cord. It most often affects children under the age of 5 and begins in the adrenal glands, located just above the kidneys.
The pancreas is an organ that helps the body digest food and use it as energy. The two main types of pancreatic cancer are exocrine pancreatic cancer, which is the most common, and endocrine pancreatic cancer.
Testicular cancer develops in one or both testicles — part of the reproductive system that produces male hormones and sperm. It is a highly curable cancer, particularly when you find and treat it early.