Cancer

Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. With over 100 types of cancer, symptoms vary greatly between different forms. Some of the most common forms of cancer are:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Lymphoma

Cancer treatment may include radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery. Cancer is a growing concern in America--approximately 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Quick diagnosis and treatment have been shown to improve treatment efficacy rates.

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