Since your recent diagnosis, you may be interested in further educating yourself or your family on the type of cancer you've been diagnosed with. Below you'll find accurate, helpful information about each type of cancer, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed and what treatment options are available.
The information has been compiled by expert cancer care providers within the Cancer Surgery Second Opinion Program. Whether you want to further read about what you've discussed with your doctor or prepare for an upcoming consultation, you should find the information useful.
What Is Cancer?
The body is made up of billions of small cells that form tissues and organs. Normal cells in the body grow and die on a controlled basis, allowing each organ to continue to function normally. During this process, cells that die are replaced by new cells.
In some cases, cells grow and divide out of control, creating an abnormal cell growth, or lump of cells, called a tumor. Tumors are either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Malignant tumors act aggressively, destroying healthy cells and tissue.
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastric Cancer
- Parathyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Glossary of Terms
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