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 and bowel cancer. What all cancers have in common is the lack of normal cell growth, which can result in serious health problems.