Normal cells in the body grow, divide, and die. Cancer is the name for abnormal cells that grow and divide, but don't die like they should. When the DNA in cells is damaged and the body can't repair it, cancer happens. This damage can be inherited, which is why doctors ask about family history. Often, the damage is caused by exposure to something in the environment, like smoking. Most cancer cells grow in groups called tumors. Some, like leukemia, grow in the blood and the organs that make blood. Doctors choose a treatment based on where and how the cells are growing.
Learn about brain tumors, share thoughts, get coping tips from other kids, or play games.
Credible, current, and comprehensive information from the National Cancer Institute.
Describes the process, chromosomes and genes, what causes cancer, and treatments. Includes quiz.
Explains what it is, the causes, types of treatments and what they do.
An interactive support site for children with cancer and children who have a parent with cancer. Includes discussion board.
Provides an array of information and resources to assist in accessing expert care to ensure quality of life for children with brain or spinal cord tumors.
Provides an online support for teens with cancer and their parents.
Provides friendship, understanding, education, and support for the children who have a parent with cancer, or have lost a parent to cancer.
Read about what causes this kind of cancer, the symptoms, what the doctor does, and living with this disease.
Information, resources, and links about childhood cancers and treatments from the National Cancer Institute.
Tells the story of Dr. Judah Folkman, a researcher who has spent the past 30 years trying to find a way to curb cancer. Includes interview clips, interactive feature that traces the growth of a malignant tumor, and an hour-long PBS feature in QuickTime and RealVideo formats.
Supports and recognizes brothers and sisters of children with cancer.
Presents information about causes and treatment, with personal accounts and a list of the most common forms of this disease in adolescents.
Learn about different types of this disease, link to teen resources and view UK teen cancer statistics.
Offers information and resources about cancer, treatments, and support network presented by teens for teens.
Learn what it is, the causes, symptoms, and types of treatment. Includes information about coping.
Article about some types that teens are more likely to get. Learn about warning signs, symptoms, and how doctors treat these cancers.
Stress relief for cancer patients, in which they can visualize and destroy cancer on a computer screen.
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