On the most basic level, cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases that have one defining characteristic - cells that grow out of control and invade and harm other body tissue. At UNC Rex Cancer Care, we diagnose, treat and support patients with many different types of cancer. We also educate our community about the importance of prevention and early detection. Learn more about cancer using our online medical resource.
The following types of cancer are among the most common and can be, in many cases, prevented and/or detected early.