Cancer is a general term. There are more than 200 forms of this disease, including breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer.
Simply put, cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of cells. Under normal conditions, cell reproduction is carefully controlled by the body. However, controls can malfunction. This results in abnormal cell growth and the development of a lump, mass, or tumor. Some cancers involve the blood or blood-forming organs and do not form tumors.
This year, more than 1.6 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed. Cancer is an equal opportunity disease, impacting people of all ages, genders, and races. The National Cancer Institute estimates approximately half of all men and one third of all women in the United States will face cancer in their lifetime.
There is a wide range of cancer treatments
. Just like our patients, no two cancers are exactly alike. Different cancers respond differently to treatments, which is why we personalize your care to treat your specific condition.