Learn about the causes of Cancers & find a practitioner in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to help you overcome Cancers within New Zealand.
The body's organs and tissues are made up of tiny cells, cancer is a disease of these cells. It is important however to note that cancer is not a single disease but comprises a group of more than one hundred different & very distinctive diseases.
Cancer is the name given to a malignant tumour. Doctors are able to tell if a tumour is benign or malignant by checking a small sample of cells under a microscope (a biopsy). In a benign tumour the cells do not spread to other parts of the body and so are not cancerous. However, if they continue to grow at the original site, they may cause a problem by pressing on the surrounding organs.