WHAT IS CANCER ?
Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs.
Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis.
More than one in three people will develop some form of cancer
during their lifetime.
There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and each is diagnosed and treated in a particular way.
Common types of cancer are:
SPOTTING SIGNS OF CANCER
Changes to your body's normal processes or unusual, unexplained
symptoms can sometimes be an early sign of cancer.
Symptoms that need to be checked by a doctor include :
But in many cases your symptoms won't be related to
cancer and will be caused by other , non-cancerous health
REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CANCER
Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer.