Cancer starts when cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably.
There are more than 200 different types of cancer.
1 in 2 people born after 1960 will get some form of cancer. Gladly research now cures many people.
If your GP suspects cancer, they'll refer you to a specialist – usually within two weeks. For more information about signs and symptoms of cancer, visit www.nhs.uk.