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cancer

key facts about 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. Accurately diagnosing cancer can take weeks or months. As cancer often develops slowly over several years.
The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. You shouldn't have to wait more than two weeks to see a specialist if your GP suspects you have cancer and urgently refers you.
More than one in three people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. In the UK, the four most common types of cancer are Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.
Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths
But in many cases your symptoms won't be related to cancer and will be caused by other, non-cancerous health conditions. Another 10 percent is due to obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity, and excessive drinking of alcohol.
Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer. In 2015 about 90.5 million people had cancer.
Surgery is the first treatment to try for most types of cancer, as solid tumours can usually be surgically removed. Smallpox was most likely the first disease people tried to prevent by inoculation and was the first disease for which a vaccine was produced.
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