Health & Fitness

September 24, 2013 12:00 AM

Doc Talk: Endometrial cancer the most common type of gynecologic cancer in U.S.

What is cancer? Normal healthy cells in the body grow, divide, and replace themselves regularly. This process keeps the body healthy. Sometimes cells develop abnormally and begin to grow out of control. If this occurs, tumors begin to form. Tumors can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body and are usually not harmful. Malignant tumors invade nearby healthy parts of the body and can spread to more distant body parts.

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