What is Cancer?

Cancer can start anywhere in the body, which is made up of millions and millions of cells. As cells become old and damaged, they survive rather than dying causing this to create new cells when not needed. When Cancer cells divide, a tumor will start to develop and grow and as it gets bigger the Cancer cells will begin to spread to surrounding areas. Although this can happen to anyone, it mainly affects those who are over the age of 50. If you have had a family member that has been diagnosed with Cancer, it's a good idea to go to your doctor and get screened.

It is estimated that approximately 206,520 cases had occurred in 2017. In Canada alone, Cancer is responsible for at least 30% of deaths. Although this can happen to anyone at any age, it mainly affects adults who are aged 50 years and older. Many people are diagnosed with Cancer but every day about 565 Canadians will be diagnosed. About 1 in 2 Canadians are expected to develop Cancer in their lifetime. There are over 100 different types of Cancers, but the main ones are: Breast, Lung and Prostate Cancer.


Ways to get involved:

 - Donate your hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Campaign

- Participate in the Run for the Cure and Relay for Life

- Volunteer or participate in various fundraisers and events

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