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Cancer is a disease caused by an abnormal growth of cells, also called malignancy. It is a group of 100 different diseases, and is not contagious. Cancer can be treated through chemotherapy, a treatment of drugs that destroy cancer cells.

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    • Cancer Prevention Certain behavioral, lifestyle, and environmental factors contribute to cancer. Cancer prevention involves modifying these factors...learn more »
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      Cancer Prevention Article
      • What is cancer prevention?
      • Carcinogenesis
      • Cancer Risk factors
      • Factors That are Known to Increase the Risk of Cancer
      • Factors That May Affect the Risk of Cancer
      • Interventions that are known to lower cancer risk
      • Interventions that are not known to lower cancer risk
    • Radon (A Citizen's Guide to Radon) Radon is a radioactive gas that has been confirmed to cause cancers. About 21,000 individuals die each year due to radon...learn more »
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      Radon (A Citizen's Guide to Radon) Article
      • Radon Facts*
      • EPA Recommendations for Radon
      • Overview About Radon
      • How Does Radon Get Into Your Home?
      • How to Test Your Home for Radon
      • Short-term Testing for Radon
      • Long-term Testing for Radon
      • How to Use a Radon Test Kit
      • What Your Test Results Mean
      • Radon and Home Sales
      • Radon in Water
      • How to Lower the Radon Levels in Your Home
      • The Risk of Living With Radon
      • Radon Risk Charts
      • Radon Myths
      • For Further Information
    • Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Though the holidays are a fun time for most, for others, they're a sad, lonely and anxiety-filled time. Get tips on how to avoid...learn more »
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      Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Article
      • Holiday depression, anxiety, and stress facts
      • What causes the holiday blues?
      • Is the environment and reduced daylight a factor in wintertime sadness?
      • What are symptoms and signs of holiday depression, anxiety, and stress?
      • How is holiday anxiety, stress, and depression diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for holiday depression, anxiety, and stress?
      • Can holiday anxiety, stress, and depression be prevented?
    • Endometrial Cancer Prevention Endometrial cancer, or uterine cancer, affects the endometrium of the uterus. It's the most common invasive cancer of the female...learn more »
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      Endometrial Cancer Prevention Article
      • What is prevention?
      • What is endometrial cancer (uterine cancer)?
      • What are risk factors for endometrial cancer (uterine cancer)?

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Terms related to Cancer:

  • Malignancy
  • Malignant Tumor
  • Neoplasm