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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

International Anaplastology Association / Delray Beach FL, USA / Est. 1980
World Uro Oncology Federation / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 2005
Central and East European Oncology Group / Gdansk, Poland / Est. 1983
Asociación Latina e Ibérica Contra el Cancer / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1993
Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagens, Carcinogens and Teratogens / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1980
Nordisk Møte for Barneonkologisk Sykepleie / Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordic Lymphoma Group / Est. 1987
International Gastric Cancer Association / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1995
European Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society / Est. 1970
European Society of Oncology Pharmacy / Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Est. 2000
Scandinavian Neuro-Oncology Society / Umeå, Sweden
Scandinavian Society for Head and Neck Oncology / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1988
European Oncology Nursing Society / Brussels, Belgium
International Society for Sexuality and Cancer / Bègles, France / Est. 2002
Asian Clinical Oncology Society / Est. 1991
Association of Nordic Cancer Registries / Reykjavik, Iceland / Est. 1984
Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 2009
Pan-European Network for Care of Survivors after Childhood and Adolescent Cancer / Bussum, Netherlands / Est. 2008
Société Méditerranéenne Francophone de Cancérologie / Paris, France / Est. 2008
European Society of Oncologic Imaging / Vienna, Austria
Asian Oncology Nursing Society / Seoul, Korea Rep / Est. 2013
International Academy of Tumor Marker Oncology / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1984
Hasumi International Research Foundation / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1999
Descartes Cancer Consortium / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 2008
International Myeloma Foundation / Hollywood CA, USA / Est. 1990
Nordic Myeloma Study Group / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1988
MEPs against Cancer / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2006
Central European Cooperative Oncology Group / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1999
Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention / Seattle WA, USA / Est. 1999
International Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Foundation / Bexhill-on-Sea, UK / Est. 2009
Rare Cancers Europe / Viganello, Switzerland
World Sarcoma Network / Lyon, France
International Society of Paediatric Oncology European Neuroblastoma Research Network / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2009
European Thoracic Oncology Platform / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 2009
Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network / Edinburgh, UK / Est. 2008
International Institute of Anticancer Research / Attiki, Greece / Est. 1995
South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology / Port Said, Egypt
Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention / Goyang, Korea Rep
Global Cancer Care / Swansea, UK
International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group / Bellinzona, Switzerland / Est. 1998
Commonweal / Bolinas CA, USA / Est. 1975
Association Francophone pour les Soins Oncologiques de Support / Bègles, France / Est. 2008
European Skin Cancer Foundation / Berlin, Germany / Est. 2008
Basic Health International / New York NY, USA / Est. 2005
Preventive Oncology International / Cleveland Heights OH, USA / Est. 1997
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer / Milwaukee WI, USA / Est. 1984
Global Cancer Initiative / Millington MD, USA
Nordic Society for Psychosocial Oncology / Trondheim, Norway / Est. 1990
Fédération du Moyen-Orient contre le cancer
European Federation of Psychosocial Oncology Societies / Est. 2003

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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
Malignant neoplasms
Prostate cancer
Ovarian cancer
Testicular cancer
Planetary cancer
Lung cancer
Cancer of the bladder
Malignant neoplasm of mouth and throat
Toxic food additives
Liver cancer
Colon-rectal cancer
Occupational cancer
Skin cancers
Harmful biological effects of ionizing radiation
Gastric cancer
Huntington's disease

Action Strategies relating to Cancer

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Risking cancer
Treating cancer
Preventing cancer
Undertaking cancer research
Monitoring cancer
Supporting cancer patients
Screening for cancer
Distributing information on cancer
Studying lung cancer
Reducing environmental risk of cancer
Screening for bowel cancer
Researching childhood cancer
Studying malignant neoplasms
Emphasizing prevention to combat cancer incidence
Healing malignancy
Studying virus-induced cancers
Reducing coitus as a cancer risk
Studying environmental causes of cancer
Linking environmental hazards to childhood cancer
Caring for cancer patients
Disseminating teaching material on oncology

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