Home > Medical > Cancer > Facts and figures 16 May 2007 Different types of cancer There are five basic types of cancer. 0 Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Cancer in 3D 8 things that you didn't know caused cancer There are five types of cancer: Carcinomas. These are formed in the tissues that cover a surface or line internal organs of the body. Sarcomas develop in connective tissue and affect bones and soft tissue. Leukaemias are found in the blood and the blood-forming tissues. Lymphomas affect the lymphatic system that normally acts as a filter of impurities on the body. Myelomas are tumours that arise in plasma cells in the bone marrow. More in Medical 40% will get cancer More: CancerFacts and figures advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Cholesterol drugs may assist post-operative recovery Medical Smoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration Medical Rheumatic heart disease: the forgotten killer News Early intensive treatment may boost Ebola survival News Work stress may raise heart attack and stroke risk News Heterosexual men prefer 'nice' women From our sponsors Occlusal disease - a modern day dental problem The importance of choosing the best life insurance for you Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Breakfast like a King Live healthier Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert. Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills.