While cancer can occur in different areas of the body, each type is characterized by an uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells. Some cancers form tumors while others circulate in the blood. A tumor can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). After cancer is detected, your doctor will perform additional tests to accurately diagnose its stage and the type of treatment that will be most effective.

Being told you have cancer is shocking and scary. But you have many reasons to feel optimistic about the great advances in cancer treatment today. The Cancer Care Center staff at Doctors Hospital will make the journey toward survival with you! One of the best steps you can take is to get informed about your type of cancer. To learn more detail about diagnosis, treatment, managing side effects, and added resources, click on the type of cancer: