Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn't need them. Cancer appears to occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells “forget” how to die. There are many different kinds of cancers. Cancer can develop in almost any organ or tissue, such as the lung, colon, breast, skin, bones, or nerve tissue.
This section provides links to dependable health resources and expert guidance in the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. You will also find links to information on rehabilitation, support and survivorship, as well as the continuing care of people living with cancer.
Local Cancer Providers
Please go to the "Library and local resources" section of this Web site and look within your locality for a listing of oncology providers. (Not all localities have providers listed at this time.)
Community Cancer Events Calendar
This calendar is maintained by the Cancer Resource Center of Southern Virginia, located in Danville, Virginia. It includes community cancer events as well as information about local support groups and educational programs.