Cancer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is 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. Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer.

 

What causes Cancer?

 

Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.  Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are.  Dreamscape Foundation supports the following types of cancer: Prostate Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer

 

Diagnosis of Cancer?

 

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, biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.