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We believe the more you know about your condition and your cancer treatment options, the better equipped you’ll be to overcome your illness.

And we want to make sure you can get answers to all your questions and concerns right when you need them. 
That’s why we offer a comprehensive collection of resources in our new, online Cancer Care library, so you can learn more about your diagnosis and gain a better understanding of how we plan to fight your illness together.

About Cancer

Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells are often shaped differently from healthy cells, and they reproduce rapidly, forming tumors, despite signals sent from the body to stop.

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Cancer and Genetics

The human genome contains many types of genes that control cell growth. When these genes have an error in their DNA, they may not work properly. Cancer can develop if many gene errors occur.

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Cancer Tests and Procedures

Doctors use tests like mammography, MRI, and CT scans to help them screen for, diagnose, and treat cancer. If you have cancer, you may have had one or more of these tests.

Cancer Diagnosis

After your cancer diagnosis, everything in life may suddenly feel out of control. Your initial thoughts may be "How could this have happened to me?" and "How will I get through this?"

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Cancer and Nutrition

Making careful food choices will help support your immune system’s fight against cancer. The foods you choose to eat during treatment will vary according to any side effects you may have.

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Children and Cancer

Cancer is a disease that strikes not only adults, but also children. Find out how childhood cancer, diagnosis, and treatment differ from adult cancers.

Childhood Cancers

Cancer Treatment

Specific Cancers

Look here for information on specific types of cancer, from adrenal cancer to thyroid cancer and beyond.

Adrenal Cancer

Anal Cancer

Bile Duct Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Bone Cancer

Brain & Central Nervous Cancer

Breast Cancer

Carcinoma of Unknown Primary

Cervical Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Endometrial Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

Ewing’s Sarcoma

Eye Cancer

Gallbladder Cancer

Head & Neck Cancer

Hodgkin’s Disease

Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Kidney Cancer

Laryngeal Cancer

Leukemia – General

Leukemia – Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

Leukemia – Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Leukemia – Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Leukemia – Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

Liver Cancer

Lung Cancer

Malignant Mesothelioma

Multiple Myeloma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Oral Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Penile Cancer

Pituitary Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Skin Cancer – Melanoma

Skin Cancer – non-Melanoma

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Stomach Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Thymus Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Urethral Cancer

Uterine Cancer

Vaginal Cancer

Vulvar Cancer

Other Cancers

Living With Cancer

FNewer tests and cancer treatments have added many months and years to people's lives. As a result, cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness.

Cancer Treatment

The goals of cancer treatment are to get rid of the cancer; prevent it from recurring; prolong life, and, if necessary, provide palliation, or easing of symptoms to improve quality of life.

Cancer Treatment Side Effects


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