What is cancer?

Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. These cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. Cancer can sometimes begin in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. Find out more about cancer (NHS).

Symptoms of cancer

The number of people diagnosed with cancer is on the increase but the number of people surviving cancer is also rising. One of the most important ways to improve your survival rate for cancer is to get an early diagnosis.

There are some general signs and symptoms of cancer.

Information on different cancers available at the following websites:

Breast cancer

Lung cancer

Bowel Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

The sooner a diagnosis can be made and the right treatments started, the sooner the cancer can be treated and the better chance of beating it.

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