A-Z of Rare Cancers
Below you can find a list of rare cancers. This list will be updated over time, as our resource library grows.
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (or AdCC) is a rare cancer that begins in glandular tissues.
Astrocytomas are a rare brain cancer that originates from glial cells in the cerabellum.
Burkitt Lymphoma is a rare cancer that affects the lymphatic system. It is caused when the body produces irregular B-cells.
Chondrosarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer that affects the cartilage surrounding bones.
Also known as ocular melanoma, eye cancer is a rare cancer that occurs in the eye’s uveal tract or choroid.
Ewing sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that can form in bones and soft tissues such as nerves, muscles and cartilage.
Haemangioblastoma is a rare type of tumour that affects the central nervous system.
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system.
Male Breast Cancer
Breast cancer can form in small amounts of breast tissue on men.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the lining (or membrane) of vital organs.
Nasal and Sinus Cancer
Rare forms of cancer which are caused by malignant cells forming around sinuses and in the nasal cavity.
This rare cancer affects the neuroendocrine cells, which create hormones in response to your body’s nervous system
Thymus cancer affects a small organ called the thymus, which is located behind the breat bone (sternum)
Thyroid cancer affects the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck.
A sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that forms in connective tissues such as fat, blood vessels, bones and muscle.