Cancer Facts

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Cancer is a dangerous class of diseases caused by the rapid division of cells in different organs and systems of the body. Learn how cancer develops, moves throughout the body and is treated with information from a doctor in this free video series on cancer.

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Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells is somehow altered so that the cells rapidly divide and invade organs in the body. Nearly all cancers are caused by abnormalities in the genetic material of the transformed cells due to carcinogens, such as tobacco smoke, chemicals or infectious agents. Cancer can affect almost all parts of the body, including the skin, brain, lungs, breasts, prostate, liver and blood. In this free video series on cancer, a doctor explains how cancer develops and is spread throughout the body. Get information on what can cause different types of cancer, including skin cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. Learn how cancer moves throughout the body, leaches nutrients from organs and causes death. Find out how to help prevent cancer and how to treat different cancers. Cancer can be a scary diagnosis, but with the right information, many fears can be calmed.

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