What cancers do adults get?
The main types of cancers that adults get are:
- Bowel Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
Bowel cancer can grow from either the inner lining of the bowel or from a small raised area called a polyp.
Polyps are usually harmless, but some can become cancerous (malignant) and spread.
Breast cancer develops when some of the cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. A cancerous growth then appears somewhere inside the breast.
Lung cancer is a cancer of the cells in the lungs.
Prostate cancer develops when the cells in the prostate gland grow forming a tumour. Most prostate cancer forms only within the prostate and as it is slow-growing compared to other cancers it is usually detected earlier.
It can spread to other parts of the body, and this is known as advanced prostate cancer.
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