What is Cancer
Cancer comes in many shapes and sizes, and how it affects the body varies greatly. Cancer is a term used to describe a group of illnesses all having certain common characteristics. These characteristics include an over-growth of cells that forms a tumour;There are over 200 different types of cancer, each with a specific name, treatment and chance of being cured. The most common cancer types in Ireland: skin cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer bowel cancer. What all cancers have in common is the lack of normal cell growth, which can result in serious health problems.