Frequently Asked Questions about Cancer
What Is Cancer?
- Published: 27 June 2012
Cancer develops when cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. Although there are many types of cancer, they all start because of out-of-control growth of abnormal cells. Normal body cells grow, divide and die in an orderly fashion. Instead of dying, cancer cells continue to grow and divide. They outlive normal cells and continue to form new abnormal cells.