According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 22,910 malignant (cancerous) tumors of the brain or spinal cord are diagnosed annually. Brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells that grow out of control. Although brain tumors rarely spread to other parts of the body, they may spread through the brain tissue.
Each year, approximately 2,500 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed on Long Island. Suffolk County has one of the highest breast cancer rates in the state, with 8% of cases occurring here. Most breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. One in eight women will learn she has the disease at some point in her life.
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Colon cancer is found in the large intestine (colon)—the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer of the last several inches of the colon. Together, they're often referred to as colorectal cancers.
Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. These abnormal cells do not carry out the functions of normal cells and do not develop into healthy lung tissue.
Prostate cancer forms in the tissues of the prostate. Except for skin cancer, cancer of the prostate is the most common malignancy among American men. In most men with prostate cancer, the disease grows very slowly. The majority of men with low-grade, early prostate cancer...
More than two million new cases of skin cancer are reported in the United States annually. Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells, usually in older people or those with weakened immune systems and on parts of the body that are generally exposed to the sun.