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Summary: Signs and symptoms 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. Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis. More than 1 in 3 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. In the UK, the 4 most common types of cancer are: breast cancer lung cancer prostate cancer bowel cancer There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and each is diagnosed and treated in a particular way. You can find links on this page to information about other types of cancer.
Language: English
Format: Online Resource
Publication Date: July 2010
Download / Order: View online
Publisher: the NHS website

Last updated: 15/11/2018