This section provides information on the following topics:
Learn about how cancer begins and read about the main types of cancer.
Learn how multiple professionals work as part of a health care team, which often includes oncologists, oncology nurses, and additional health care professionals.
Metastasis is the medical term for cancer that spreads to a different part of the body from where it started. This article explains how metastasis happens and how it is treated.
When people are diagnosed with cancer, one of the first things they may want to know is their chance of survival and recovery. Understanding survival statistics becomes extremely important, yet it can also be confusing.
Genetics is the study of how traits and diseases are inherited from one generation to the next. This section provides information on genetics and cancer, genetic testing, and genetic information for individual cancer types.
Full-color illustrations of common sites where cancer occurs, organized by cancer type, including a version that can be downloaded and printed on an 8.5" x 11" page. The gallery includes both anatomical illustrations and illustrations of the cancers by stage.
This glossary defines cancer words you may hear throughout your treatment and in cancer research.
Links to medical dictionary websites.