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Understanding Your Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer is a general term. There are more than 200 forms of this disease.

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.

The cancer types section provides more in-depth information on your specific cancer type.

Texas Oncology’s focus is treating cancer and blood disorders. We bring advanced treatments for all cancer types. We’re committed to helping you in your fight and achieving the best possible outcome.

There are 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.