Understanding

Cancer is not a single disease with a single type of treatment. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, each with its own name and treatment. This section provides an overview of what cancer is.

An animated image of cells forming a tumour.

What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

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What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

About our cancer information videos