Cancer Infokits

What is Cancer?


Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and division of abnormal cells within the body. Left untreated, these cells will invade local tissues and spread to other parts of the body.

 

Most people dread the mention of the word "cancer". Nevertheless, the risk of developing cancer can be reduced by practising healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and not smoking. In addition, the sooner a cancer is diagnosed and treatment begins, the better the chances of recovery.


Cancer may not present with any symptoms at all, especially in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms do appear, however, they will likely vary, depending on the type of cancer, the stage or extent of the disease and the overall health of the person, among other factors.

 

In addition, treatment depends on the type of cancer, the stage or extent of the disease, size, location and the overall health of the person, among other factors. Cancer patients are often managed by a team of cancer specialists and other health professionals who will develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to suit each individual patient's needs.

 

For more information on the types of cancers and our treatment approach, click on one of the following Cancer Infokits:

 

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