Cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases that can begin in different places in the body. All women are at risk of cancer, but some groups are at higher risk than others. Our genes, lifestyle, and the environment around us may raise or lower our risk of getting cancer.

The best place to learn about all cancer types is the National Cancer Institute website cancer.gov. Below is basic information on breast and gynecologic cancers that affect women. We link to other websites for more information.