What is Cancer?

It Starts In a Cell
  • Cells are small living things. 
  • Your body is made up of cells. 
  • Cells in your body grow and die. 
  • This happens every day.
Cancer Cells
  • Some cells get sick. 
  • They start growing very fast. 
  • They get together with other sick cells. 
  • These are called cancer cells.
Different Kinds of Cancer
  • Cancer cells can grow in different places in your body. 
  • They can grow in your: 
    • bones 
    • blood 
    • skin 
    • liver stomach 
    • lungs 
    • breasts
Who Gets Cancer?
  • Anyone can get cancer. 
  • A person can get cancer at any age. 
  • The most common kinds of cancer are:
    •  Breast 
    • Lung 
    • Bowel 
    • Prostate
What are my chances of getting cancer?
You have a bigger chance if you: 
  • Smoke 
  • Eat unhealthy food 
  • Do not exercise 
  • Are over 65 years old 
  • Are out in the sun a lot
What Can You Do?
Stay healthy by: 
  • Eating right 
  • Not smoking 
  • Getting exercise 
  • Get a checkup from your doctor at least once a year.
Check Yourself for Cancer

You can check yourself for:
  • Breast cancer 
  • Skin cancer 
  • Testicular cancer 
  • If you find anything, talk to your doctor.
Checking Yourself for Cancer