General Facts

www.cancer.org/Cancer/index


Includes a description, risk factors, prevention, and treatment. Also read stories of hope from people whose lives have been touched by cancer

Did you that different colored ribbons denoted different types of cancers?

Cancer is not one disease, but a general term covering many distinct diseases. There are many cancer types requiring a variety of cancer treatments. Cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells. Under normal conditions, cell reproduction is carefully controlled by the body. However, these controls can malfunction, resulting in abnormal cell growth and the development of a lump, mass, or tumor. Some cancers involving the blood and blood-forming organs do not form tumors but circulate through other tissues where they grow.

Learn About Cancer - American Cancer Society