What is Cancer?
Cancer occurs when some cells in the body grow out of control and spread to other regions of the body.
In normal circumstances, human cells grow and multiply, creating new cells. When cells become old or damaged, they die and are replaced by the new ones.
However, in rare cases, this process goes awry, causing abnormal or damaged cells to grow and multiply. These cells may form abnormal clumps of tissue called tumours, which may be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign).
Cancerous tumours can spread to the surrounding tissues and migrate (metastasize) to distant parts of the body to form new tumours.
Types of Cancer
There are over 100 different forms of cancer. Typically, cancer types are named for the organs or tissues where they occur.
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Cancer Symptoms, Risks & Prevention
In-depth information on identifying cancer symptoms, reducing risk factors, early detection, and prevention of cancer.
Cancer Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment Technologies
Early detection, diagnosis, and prompt treatment can save your life.