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What is Cancer? Cancer is a disease that starts in the cells inside our body. Cancer grows when the cells stop working the way they should and begin to form lumps or tumors and sometimes spread to other parts of the body.1

 
  • Screening body for cancerCancer Screening
    It’s important to screen your body for cancer. Cancer screening can find cancer early when it’s easier to treat or cure.
  • SaladaCancer Prevention
    Did you know? About 1/3 of all cancers can be prevented by eating well, being active and having a healthy weight.
  • Image of a calendarJust Book It
    A mammogram is a safe, quick, and effective way to spot early signs of cancer. Breast cancer occurs most often in women 50 to 74 years of age.
 

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Date of creation: February 21, 2014
Last modified on: May 2, 2017
 

References

1Canadian Cancer Society. (2012). What is Cancer. Retrieved from
http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-101/what-is-cancer/?region=on