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Cancer Basics
Cancer Basics will help you learn what cancer is, what causes cancer, how cancer grows, and facts about the most common kinds of cancer. Click a picture below or a link in the pink navigation boxes (above or to the left) to begin.
cartoon of cancer cells making up a tumor

What Is Cancer?
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What Causes
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How Does Cancer Grow?
cartoon of body parts affected by five common cancers
What Kinds of
Cancer Are There?