Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body, which is made up of trillions of cells. Around 40% of Americans will be told they have cancer during their lifetimes. This course examines the nature and causes of cancer (both environmental and non-environmental); who may get it; how it spreads, and current advances in treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy. While there are more than 100 types of cancer, our focus is on the most common cancers known to general public, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, liver cancer, brain cancer, and lymphoma.
Mary Ann Wilson