Cancer grows when normal body cells multiply in an uncontrolled way. Cancer can affect any part of the body. Some cancers can be treated. Cancer screening tests can help detect some cancers early.
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Topic: Introduction to cancer
There are about 200 different types of cancer and most areas of the body can be affected.
Disease clusters are rare but can cause community concern about the possible effects of exposure to environmental hazards.
Latest research suggests that most cancers are caused by environmental rather than genetic factors.
A person with cancer who obtains pain relief is likely to sleep better and have more energy during the day.
The aim of cancer screening is to find cancer in its early stages.
A predisposition to certain cancers can be inherited via altered genes.