Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs, the latter process is referred to as metastasizing. Metastases are a major cause of death from cancer.

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  • Cancer Treatment
    There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you have will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is. Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such... Show More
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  • Causes of cancer
    Cancer is caused by changes (mutations) to the DNA within cells. The DNA inside a cell is packaged into a large number of individual genes, each of which contains a set of instructions telling the cell what functions to perform, as well as how to grow... Show More
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  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) 
    On topic World Health Organization (WHO)
    The IARC is part of the World Health Organization (WHO). Its major goal is to identify causes of cancer. In the past several decades, the IARC has evaluated the cancer-causing potential of more than 900 likely exposures, placing them into one of the following... Show More
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