Cancer Health Center

Cancer is a serious disease which can occur in anyone, male or female, child or adult. Cancer is an umbrella term used to define an illness involving the process of abnormal cells within the body dividing uncontrollably with the capability to invade and compromise other bodily tissues and impair normal organ processes. Cancerous cells can spread to other parts of the body, making the patient very sick.

It is important to remember that there is not just one type of cancer and cancer is not just one type of disease. There are more than 100 different types of cancer.

Common types of cancer include: bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon and rectal cancer, endometrial cancer, kidney (renal cell) cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and thyroid cancer.

While cancer can not always be cured, there are ways to get healthy to prepare your body for fighting off such an illness if one were to be diagnosed. Practicing healthy lifestyle habits such as incorporating exercise and healthy eating into your everyday life may help you become stronger. Not smoking and an early diagnosis of the disease can also better one's chance at recovering.

Review Date: 
October 2, 2012
Last Updated:
June 2, 2014