2 March 2011
Cancer is a group of conditions where cells in the body start to grow and reproduce in an uncontrollable way. These cells can then invade and destroy healthy tissue, including organs. Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other parts. This process is known as metastasis.
Some changes to your body can be a sign of cancer and it is important to get them checked out by a doctor.
There are many different types of cancer, you can find more information about some common types of cancer by following the links below:
Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer. Eating a healthy diet, taking regular exercise and avoiding smoking will all help to lower your risk.