What Is Cancer? A Guide for Patients and Families
This resource educates people about cancer and its treatment. It provides basic information about cancer, explaining the similarities and differences between types of cancer, and defines terms such as metastasis, chemotherapy, and benign and malignant tumors. It outlines the stages of cancer, and discusses different treatment options. The document provides guidance to help people talk with loved ones about their feelings with cancer, its diagnosis, and treatment. It includes American Cancer Society contacts for more information.
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