Many cancer deaths can be prevented. Screening for cervical, colorectal, and breast cancers helps find these diseases at an early, often highly treatable stage.
What Is Cancer?
Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. These cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Cancer is not just one disease, but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s What Is Cancer?
How Can Cancer Be Prevented?