WHAT IS CANCER?
Cancer is a group of diseases that arises from a single mutation resulting in uncontrolled cell proliferation and spread (metastasis) to nearby tissue or secondary organs. The abnormal mass of cells is termed as a tumor or neoplasm. The tumor is benign when the cells are not invasive. When the cells become capable of invading the surrounding tissue, it is called malignant, i.e., cancer. Learn More.
More than 100 types of cancers are classified according to the organs involved (WHO, 2018).
CAUSES OF CANCER
Carcinogenesis is the development of cancer and the substances causing cancer are referred to as carcinogens. Learn More.
Cancer has tolled about 9.6 million deaths worldwide in 2018 (WHO Factsheet of Cancer). The most common causes of cancer death are… Learn more.