Learning about cancer
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. It is named for the organ or type of cell in which it starts growing.
Terms to know
Understanding risk factors
Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer. Not having risk factors doesn’t mean that you will not get cancer. If you think you may be at risk, you should discuss it with your doctor.
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