What is Cancer?

One of the most important keys to good health is good information
Dr. Danny Welch, NFCR Center Director
The University of Kansas Cancer Center

What is cancer and how does it form?

Cancer is a group of over 100 diseases that involve the uncontrolled division of the body’s cells. Understanding the many types of cancer can sometimes be very overwhelming for the average person.

Today, more than ever, people are doing a great deal of research on their own to help prevent or beat cancer. In this section, you can find resources on cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, as well as up-to-date information on breakthroughs in cancer research.

While we attempt to provide you with the most complete and accurate information, always consult your physician on what is the best practice for you or your loved one.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please let us know by emailing info@nfcr.org.

Cancer and the Human Body

NFCR is happy to bring you a body map of various kinds of cancer and their effects on the human body. Learn more about the differences in brain cancer versus breast cancer, or how the spread of esophageal cancer varies from the spread of colon cancer, take a moment to explore the model below. You can learn about the specific cancers that can affect that organ. In addition, we offer information about symptoms, prevention and detection techniques, and ways to fight cancer. Find out more today.