Home > Medical > Cancer > Facts and figures 16 May 2007 Different types of cancer There are five basic types of cancer. 0 Pin It Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Marijuana used for medical benefits Living with breast cancer part 1: Samantha's story 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 Natural How to cure insomnia naturally Medical Global warming could push malaria to higher areas Medical More people dying from Alzheimer's than suspected Diet and nutrition Adults should eat less than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day Medical Second US baby HIV-free after early treatment Medical Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.