Cancer Awareness

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What is Cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow and change at an abnormal rate. Cancer can start anywhere in the body, and the cancerous cells can spread and move anywhere else throughout the body. Keeping reading to learn more about different types of cancer, preventative measures, and treatment options.

Causes and Risk Factors of

Click on the button below to learn more about the different causes and risk factors for developing cancer.

Cancer is a genetic disease that is controlled by the way our cells function and how our genetics tell our cells to grow and divide
Some risk factors for cancer include a family history of any type of cancer and personal history of HPV as some viruses like this can lead to cervical or other cancers
Other risk factors include lifestyle choices, such as excessive alcohol consumption, the use of tobacco, being inactive, and being overweight or obese
Click this link to learn more about the risk factors of cancer and how cancer develops in the body because of these harmful things
Cancer Awareness
Cancer is one of the biggest health concerns in the world. There are many different types of cancer, and it is important to understand some facts about cancer in order to look out for any signs or symptoms of cancer in yourself or others. Watch this short video to learn more about cancer awareness.
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The Most Common Types of Cancer

These are the most common types of cancer widely diagnosed in the United States each year. Click each picture to go to a website about each of these different types of cancer.

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Signs of cancer to look out for

Here are some signs/symptoms that you should be aware of that may indicate that you have cancer:
- Fatigue that does not improve with rest
- Dramatic weight loss for no known reason
- Problems with eating such as trouble swallowing or not feeling hungry
- Unexplained nausea or vomiting
- Swelling or lumps anywhere on the body
- New areas of pain that do not go away or get better
- Skin changes such as moles, spots, or sores
- Cough that does not go away
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Vision or hearing problems
- Headaches
- Mouth pain, sores, or numbness

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