Bladder cancer begins when cells in the urinary bladder start to grow uncontrollably. As more cancer cells develop, they can form a tumor and spread to other areas of the body. (To learn more about how cancers start and spread, see What Is Cancer?) The bladder is a hollow organ in the pelvis with flexible, muscular walls.
Although cervical cancers start from cells with pre-cancerous changes (pre-cancers), only some of the women with pre-cancers of the cervix will develop cancer. It usually takes several years for cervical pre-cancer to change to cervical cancer, but it also can happen in less than a year.
A sign that suggests that a compression fracture in the spine is related to lung cancer (instead of osteoporosis) is a fracture which occurs with only minimal trauma. Treating Back Pain in People With Lung Cancer. The treatment of back pain in people with lung cancer depends largely on the underlying cause.
Melanoma skin cancers. Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes. Other names for this cancer include malignant melanoma and cutaneous melanoma. Most melanoma cells still make melanin, so melanoma tumors are usually brown or black. But some melanomas do not make melanin and can appear pink, tan, or even white.
Other cancers that are similar to epithelial ovarian cancer Primary peritoneal carcinoma. Primary peritoneal carcinoma (PPC) is a rare cancer closely related to epithelial ovarian cancer. At surgery, it looks the same as an epithelial ovarian cancer that has spread through the abdomen. In the lab, PPC also looks just like epithelial ovarian cancer.