Cancer

Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Some may involve hormone therapy, immunotherapy or other types of biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

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  1. Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. ...
  2. Benign Tumors (National Library of Medicine)  
    Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in ...
  3. Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms treatments vary and depend upon the specific diagnosis. Treatment may include observation, phlebotomy, transfusions, ...
  4. Chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms treatments vary and depend upon the specific diagnosis. Treatment may include observation, phlebotomy, transfusions, ...
  5. Chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms treatments vary and depend upon the specific diagnosis. Treatment may include observation, phlebotomy, transfusions, ...
  6. Myelodysplastic Syndromes/Treatments and Therapies ... Myelodysplastic Syndromes ... Leukemia/Treatments and Therapies ... Leukemia ... Bone Marrow Diseases/Treatments and ...
  7. Treatment of plasma cell neoplasms (including multiple myeloma, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, and plasmacytoma) includes observation, ...
  8. Treatment of plasma cell neoplasms (including multiple myeloma, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, and plasmacytoma) includes observation, ...
  9. Bone Marrow Diseases/Specifics ... Bone Marrow Diseases ... Myelodysplastic Syndromes/Specifics ... Myelodysplastic Syndromes ... Treatment of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative ...
  10. Treatment of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms includes supportive care, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, immunotherapy, targeted ...
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