Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the developed world. Here are some basic facts.
  • 1 in 4 deaths are due to cancer
  • 1 in 17 deaths are due to lung cancer
  • Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.
  • There are over 100 different forms of cancer.
  • It is thought that several mutations need to occur to give rise to cancer.
  • Any agent that causes cancer is called a carcinogen and is described as carcinogenic.
  • So that means some mutagens (substances that cause mutations in DNA) are carcinogenic.
  • A series of mutations paves the way for the development of a tumor.
  • The difference between a benign tumor and a malignant tumor is the process of metastasis.
  • What makes a malignant tumor so lethal is the ability to metastasize -- that is, establish new tumor sites at other locations throughout the body.

Students have created pages for many different types of cancers. Links for each page are below.

Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Bone Cancer
Breast Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Liver Cancer
Uterine Sarcoma
Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer- NSCLC
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Testicular Cancer