Cancer is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body, which is made up of trillions of cells. Cancer is caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide1. Cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnicity. There are many types of cancer, each with different causes, symptoms, and treatments.


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