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  • What is bladder cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Bladder cancer Recently viewed pages Bladder Bladder cancer Home Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Bladder Bladder cancer Bladder cancer Malignant tumours Benign tumours Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Clinical trials Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary She is a tireless volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society who has been canvassing door to door to support our fundraising efforts since 1958 Read Bessie s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life Learn More What is bladder cancer Bladder cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the bladder Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The bladder is part of the urinary system It is a hollow balloon shaped organ with a flexible muscular wall The bladder stores urine Urine is made by the kidneys where it collects in the renal pelvis It passes to the bladder through 2 tubes called ureters Urine passes from the bladder and out of the body through a tube called the urethra Cells in the bladder sometimes change and no longer grow or behave

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/bladder/bladder-cancer/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What is a childhood brain or spinal cord tumour? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Childhood brain and spinal tumours Recently viewed pages Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer Home Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Childhood brain and spinal tumours Types of tumours Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary We need to teach our children the importance of giving and getting involved Read Stacey s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team Support from someone who has been there The Canadian Cancer Society s peer support program is a telephone support service that matches cancer patients and their caregivers with specially trained volunteers Learn More What is a childhood brain or spinal cord tumour A brain tumour starts in the cells of the brain A spinal cord tumour starts in the cells of the spinal cord Cells in the brain or spinal cord sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally These changes may lead to non cancerous or benign conditions such as brain or spinal cord cysts Cells in the brain and spinal cord can also change and form tumours All brain and spinal cord tumours can cause serious or life threatening symptoms Together the brain and spinal cord form the central nervous system CNS The brain is the control centre of your body It is a soft mass of nerve tissue protected by a bony covering called the skull The spinal cord runs through the spine It contains nerves that send information between the brain and the rest of the body Describing childhood brain and spinal cord tumours Brain and spinal cord tumours are classified based on their grade The grade of a tumour tells you how quickly it is growing and how likely it is to spread Low grade or benign tumours grow slowly They don t usually grow into surrounding tissues or spread to other areas of the brain Some low grade tumours may develop into high grade tumours High grade or malignant tumours grow quickly They can grow into nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the brain or spine Malignant tumours that start in the brain and spinal cord rarely spread outside the CNS Types of childhood brain and spinal cord tumours In children brain tumours start most often in glial cells These cells cover and support the nerve cells A tumour that starts

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/brain-spinal-childhood/childhood-brain-and-spinal-tumours/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What is breast cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Breast cancer Recently viewed pages Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer Home Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Breast Breast cancer Breast cancer Malignant tumours Breast cancer in men Breast cancer in pregnancy Breast calcifications Benign tumours Benign conditions Risks Screening Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary Dr Lavoué is developing a toolkit to collect and use information on cancer causing substances in the workplace Read more Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life Learn More What is breast cancer Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the breast Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body Cells in the breast sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally These changes may lead to benign breast conditions such as atypical hyperplasia and cysts They can also lead to benign tumours such as intraductal papillomas Benign conditions and tumours are

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/breast/breast-cancer/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What is cervical cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Cervical cancer Recently viewed pages Cervical Cervical cancer Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer Home Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Cervical Cervical cancer Cervical cancer Malignant tumours Precancerous conditions Benign tumours Risks Screening Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary The Caps family is a group that not only loves the game but helps create a community that wants to make a difference Read Bob s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team Cancer information in over a hundred languages The Canadian Cancer Society s Cancer Information Service CIS is Canada s only national bilingual toll free service that offers personalized comprehensive cancer information in over 100 languages Learn More What is cervical cancer Cervical cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the cervix Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The cervix is part of a woman s reproductive system It is the narrow lower part of the uterus or womb It is the passageway that connects the uterus to the vagina Cells in the cervix sometimes change and no longer grow or behave normally These changes may lead to benign tumours such as polyps or fibroids which are not cancer When cells of

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/cervical/cervical-cancer/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What is colorectal cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Colorectal cancer Recently viewed pages Colorectal Colorectal cancer Cervical Cervical cancer Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer Home Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Colorectal Colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer Malignant tumours Precancerous conditions Benign tumours Risks Screening Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary Until her diagnosis Rachelle had no idea that indoor tanning salons increase the risk of developing cancer Read Rachelle s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team 1 700 people with cancer participated in clinical trials funded by the Society Learn More What is colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in cells of the colon or rectum Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The colon and rectum are part of the digestive system Together the colon and rectum make up the large intestine or large bowel The colon takes up water and nutrients from food and passes waste to the rectum Cells in the colon or rectum sometimes change and no

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/colorectal/colorectal-cancer/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What is kidney cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Kidney cancer Recently viewed pages Kidney Kidney cancer Colorectal Colorectal cancer Cervical Cervical cancer Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer Home Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Kidney Kidney cancer Kidney cancer Malignant tumours Benign tumours Benign conditions Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary It takes 3 seconds to ask Have you got your daffodil pin yet If you don t ask you don t get Read Dan s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team On average over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day Learn More What is kidney cancer Kidney cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the kidney Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The kidney is part of the urinary system The 2 kidneys are on either side of the backbone deep inside the upper part of the abdomen On the top of each kidney is an adrenal gland The kidneys make urine by filtering water and waste material from the

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/kidney/kidney-cancer/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What is leukemia? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Leukemia Recently viewed pages Leukemia Leukemia Kidney Kidney cancer Colorectal Colorectal cancer Cervical Cervical cancer Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer Home Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Leukemia Leukemia Leukemia ALL AML CLL CML Rare lymphocytic leukemias Hairy cell leukemia Polycythemia vera Idiopathic myelofibrosis Essential thrombocythemia Myelodysplastic syndromes Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia Atypical chronic myelogneous leukemia Myelodysplastic myeloproliferative disease unclassifiable Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary It makes you feel like you re getting back to normal You just get to be a normal kid at camp Read Simran s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team We prevent cancer 27 000 smokers got tips and tools from the Society s quit smoking programs Learn More What is leukemia Leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood stem cells Stem cells are basic cells that develop into different types of cells that have different jobs Blood stem cells develop into either lymphoid stem cells or myeloid stem cells Lymphoid stem cells develop into lymphocytes a type of white blood cell Lymphocytes make antibodies to help fight infection Myeloid stem cells develop into red blood cells granulocytes monocytes or platelets Red blood cells carry oxygen to all tissues of the body Granulocytes and monocytes are types of white blood cells

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia/leukemia/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What is childhood leukemia? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Cancer prevention research Get involved Support us Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Childhood leukemia Recently viewed pages Leukemia childhood Childhood leukemia Leukemia Leukemia Kidney Kidney cancer Colorectal Colorectal cancer Cervical Cervical cancer Breast Breast cancer Brain Spinal childhood Childhood brain and spinal tumours Bladder Bladder cancer Home Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Leukemia childhood Childhood leukemia Childhood leukemia Types of leukemia Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Staging Disease progression Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Clinical trials Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary It makes you feel like you re getting back to normal You just get to be a normal kid at camp Read Simran s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life Learn More What is childhood leukemia Leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood stem cells Stem cells are basic cells that develop into different types of cells that have different jobs Blood stem cells develop into either lymphoid stem cells or myeloid stem cells Lymphoid stem cells develop into lymphocytes a type of white blood cell Lymphocytes make antibodies to help fight infection Myeloid stem cells develop into red blood cells granulocytes monocytes or platelets Red blood cells carry oxygen to all tissues of the body Granulocytes and monocytes are types of white blood cells that destroy bacteria and help fight infection Platelets form clots in damaged blood vessels to stop bleeding Leukemia develops when the blood stem cells in the bone marrow change and no longer grow or behave normally These abnormal cells are called leukemia cells Over time the leukemia cells crowd out normal blood cells so that they can t do their jobs There are many different types of leukemia They are grouped based on the type of blood stem cell they developed from Lymphoblastic leukemias usually known as lymphocytic leukemias in adults develop from abnormal lymphoid stem cells Myelogenous leukemias develop from abnormal myeloid stem cells The types of

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/leukemia-childhood/childhood-leukemia/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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