Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases characterized by the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells. These cells form a lump or mass called a tumor. This section contains information about cancer.
When people are diagnosed with cancer, one of the first things they may want to know is their chance of survival and recovery. Understanding survival statistics becomes extremely important, yet it can also be confusing.
Genetics is the study of how traits and diseases are inherited from one generation to the next. This section provides information on genetics and cancer, genetic testing, and genetic information for individual cancer types.
Full-color illustrations of common sites where cancer occurs, organized by cancer type, including a version that can be downloaded and printed on an 8.5" x 11" page. The gallery includes both anatomical illustrations and illustrations of the cancers by stage.