Spread the Word About Cancer

Cancer is a very common illness.
There are more than 100 kinds of cancer.

Your body is made up of many kinds of cells.
To understand cancer, you need to know what happens when cells turn into cancer.

In a healthy person, cells grow normally.
Sometimes your body makes more cells than it needs.
These extra cells grow into something called a tumor.
There are two kinds of tumors.
One kind is called “benign.” That means it is not cancer.
The other kind is called “malignant.” Malignant tumors are cancer.

Spread the word about cancer–help yourself and others stay healthy.

Do you want to know more about cancer? Click on a Web site below:

  1. Cancer: Questions and Answers (Fact Sheet, National Cancer Institute)
  2. What You Need To Know About™ Cancer – An Overview (National Cancer Institute)
  3. Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
  4. Dictionary of Cancer Terms (National Cancer Institute)