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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being


Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread. Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements. While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they can also have other causes. Over 100 types of cancers affect humans.

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Organizations relating to Cancer

Nordic Society for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology / Stockholm, Sweden
Breast European Adjuvant Study Team / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1997
Central and East European Oncology Group / Gdansk, Poland / Est. 1983
Convention Concerning Prevention and Control of Occupational Hazards Caused by Carcinogenic Substances and Agents / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1974
Asociación Latina e Ibérica Contra el Cancer / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1993
International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer / London, UK
European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1980
International Myeloma Foundation / Hollywood CA, USA / Est. 1990
Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group / Villigen, Switzerland / Est. 1985
International Symposium on Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer / Amman, Jordan / Est. 2001
Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagens, Carcinogens and Teratogens / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1980
Nordic Myeloma Study Group / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1988
European Study Group for Rehabilitation and Functional Surgery Following Laryngectomy / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1991
International Association of Cancer Registries / Lyon, France / Est. 1966
European Registry of Hereditary Pancreatitis and Familial Pancreatic Cancer / Liverpool, UK
Nordic Society of Pediatric Oncology Nurses / Copenhagen, Denmark
European Malignant Hyperthermia Group / Leeds, UK / Est. 1983
Latin-American and Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 2003
World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies / Houston TX, USA
International Breast Cancer Study Group / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 1977
Iberoamerican Association Against Thyroid Cancer / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2004
Asian Society of Head and Neck Oncology / Taipei, Taiwan / Est. 2008
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1962
International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1998

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World Problems relating to Cancer

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Breast cancer
Carcinogenic chemical and physical agents
Prostate cancer
Malignant neoplasms
Malignant neoplasm of bone, muscle, skin and joint
Carcinogenic consequences of food preparation
Malignant catarrhal fever
Harmful biological effects of ionizing radiation
Huntington's disease
Gastric cancer
Toxic food additives
Skin cancers
Occupational cancer
Colon-rectal cancer
Liver cancer
Ovarian cancer
Malignant neoplasm of mouth and throat
Cancer of the bladder
Lung cancer

Action Strategies relating to Cancer

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Preventing cancer
Treating cancer

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