Cancer Types Treated by Regional Cancer Care Associates
Cancer is a name used to describe a group of diseases characterized by the growth and spread of cells that are abnormal. These cells are distinguished by this disordered reproduction, which often leads to an accumulation of cells into abnormal masses. These masses — known as tumors — can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
Benign tumors do not invade nearby tissues or spread to other areas of the body. However, they can grow to the point where they put pressure on certain vital structures, such as blood vessels or nerves.
Tumors that are malignant are what we all know as “cancer.” Because they can divide uncontrollably, penetrate and destroy tissue where they originate, and spread to other anatomy, malignant cancers are inherently dangerous. They can form new tumors, wreak havoc on the body and lead to complications and/or premature death.
Types of cancer
Determining the type of cancer, along with other factors, helps RCCA’s oncologists determine which treatment will be most appropriate and effective. Cancers are named for the part of the body in which they originate, regardless of whether the cancer spreads to other areas.
At RCCA, our goal is to prevent cancer from destroying vital tissues and to prevent it from spreading and causing more damage. We understand cancer… and how to fight it with the best, most effective treatments available for each specific form it takes.
To learn about a specific cancer treated by RCCA specialists, click on its name below for more in-depth information:
Head & Neck Cancer