GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) It seems everyone has a connection to cancer, but a lot of people have difficulty defining what it is. Dr. Mark Campbell, an oncologist with Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan, helps define it.
What is Cancer?
- Cancer is unregulated growth of cells. Causes cells to start growing in different places in the body where they might normally not.
What Causes Cancer?
- Inherited genetic mutations
- Environmental/lifestyle choices
- Ionizing radiation
- Toxic chemicals, tobacco
- Diet, obesity
- Random genetic mutations
What Can I Do?
- Take advantage of early detection and screening
Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan has four main locations and six clinics where you can find a doctor and learn about cancer screening options.