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Laryngeal Cancer
Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the larynx. The larynx is a tube-shaped organ inside the neck that lies between the throat and the windpipe. Its main function is to produce sound for speaking.

Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the gallbladder. This is a relatively rare form of cancer. The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ. It sits beneath the liver and stores bile until it is needed by the digestive system. Bile is a greenish-yellow digestive fluid produced by the liver that helps in digesting fat.

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens that causes decreased vision. The lens of the eye focuses light rays onto the retina (the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye) where an image is recorded. This allows us to see things clearly. The lens of the eye comprises mostly water and protein. The protein is arranged in a way that keeps the lens clear and lets light pass through it. A cataract develops when some of the protein clumps together and starts to cloud an area of the lens. A cataract won't spread from one eye to the other, although many people develop cataracts in both eyes.

Colon Cancer
Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in either the colon or the rectum. The colon and rectum are parts of the body's digestive system. They remove nutrients from food and store waste until it passes out of the body. The colon and primarily the rectum also absorb water from ingested materials. Normally, the cells in the colon and rectum divide in a regulated manner. If cells keep dividing when new cells are not needed, a mass of tissue called a tumor forms. A tumor can be benign or malignant.

Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the lungs.

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Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the ovaries. The ovaries are a pair of organs in the female pelvis that produce eggs and female hormones.

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Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is a malignant growth of tissues that line the inner surface of the esophagus.

The esophagus is the tube that connects your throat with your stomach. It runs the length of your chest, between your lungs, behind your heart, and in close proximity to your back bone. The esophagus is a complex, four-layered muscular organ. It propels food into your stomach with a series of rhythmic contractions. The layers of the esophagus include the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis propria, and adventitia. The depth of cancer invasion is important in regards to determining the stage, prognosis, and appropriate treatment.

Kidney Cancer
Kidney cancer, also called renal cancer, refers to a malignancy that originates in the kidneys.

The kidneys are organs that filter the blood to remove liquid waste products and produce urine. Humans have two kidneys, a left and a right. The body can function with only one kidney.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare form of Breast Cancer. Cancer is the uncontrolled division and growth of cells. As the cancer cells grow, they crowd out healthy cells and interfere with normal body processes. In most cases, the cell growth forms a mass (ie, tumor). However, IBC cells grow in more of a sheet-like shape.