Learning about Cancer Introduction


Being diagnosed with cancer can hit you like a sledgehammer, and being thrust into a whole new world filled with medical jargon, technical procedures and a host of medical personnel is very intimidating.

To help familiarise yourself with what you will likely encounter on your medical journey, take the time to soak up information like a sponge - it will help you make sense of what's happening inside your body and what's taking place in the world around as healthcare personnel work with you to bring you back to health. In a word, there is always HOPE.

How Cancer Develops

In the most simple terms, cancer is the growth of abnormal cells. Under normal circumstances, all the cells in our body are there for a reason, with each one growing at a specific rate for a specific reason. Cancer develops when this predetermined plan is somehow disrupted and these abnormal cells continue to grow, displacing normal cells.

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