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Cancer Information John Smith
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Cancer Overview Cancer is one of the scariest words in the English language. When you hear the word as part of a diagnosis, it’s natural to feel many emotions, especially fear. What is cancer? Cancer is a disease that occurs when cells in the body begin to divide at a faster rate than the body requires. These rapidly dividing cells grow into a lump that is known as a tumor. The tumor can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). What are the causes of cancer? Many factors can cause the development of cancer in the body. Some of these factors, such as heredity (family members who have the disease) cannot be avoided. Others, such as lifestyle, can be controlled. Other primary causes of cancer include: Diet/nutrition — The proper diet is always important, but a poor diet might also increase your risk of cancer. For instance, eating large amounts of high-fat foods can contribute to cancer of the colon and prostate. Exercise is also key. Excess weight might be a contributing factor for various types of cancer, including breast, uterus, ovary, prostate, and colon.
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