What is cancer?
Cancer is a group of diseases in which mutant cells multiply, eventually interfering with the natural functions of the body. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 38.4% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime.
Cancer is a genetic disease (meaning that it’s caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, grow, and divide). There are currently over 100 known forms of cancer. Some of the most prevalent categories include:
- Multiple myeloma
Cancer treatment often involves a combination of therapies, including: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy, stem cell transplants, and precision medicine.