Cancer Resources

Cancer is an uncontrolled malignant growth of abnormal cells (aka carcinoma, sarcoma or tumor) within parts of the body or organs; carcinomas can eventually result in death, should they spread from the site of origin to vital organs. More than 200 different kinds of cancers exist, and malignancies can arise in virtually any part or system of the body, from the brain and lungs to the colon, skin and blood.

The American Cancer Society has defined the following as warning signs that can commonly lead to a diagnosis of cancer:

Treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of these; each option carries a different set of risks and side-effects. One leading-edge form of radiation treatment, called proton beam therapy, can precisely target certain types of localized cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues. Survival rates increase with early detection and treatment; see a physician promptly if you are experiencing any warning signs of cancer.

For more information about Cancer please select from the links below:

Cancer Articles

Cancer Support Groups: Questions and Anwers

Learn About Different Types of Cancer at NIC

The American Cancer Society Website

Cancer Message Boards

UK Sources of Cancer Information and Support

Learn more at CancerHelp UK

Additional Cancer Information on About.com