Normally, your body's cells grow in a controlled manner. They divide when necessary and die when they have divided too many times or when they are damaged.

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While many aspects of cancer remain unknown at this time, it is possible for you to adopt life habits that can help you prevent the disease.
There are therefore things you can do to positively affect your health and minimize certain risk factors.

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With early detection and better investigation and treatment methods, the survival rate for Canadians with cancer is over 60%. By comparison, in the 1940s, this stood at about 25%. For some cancers, the survival rate is even higher: 88% for breast cancer, 97% for testicular cancer or 96% for prostate cancer.

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The grade of a tumour is established in accordance with several microscopic criteria in the examination of a cancer cell, including differentiation.

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Following is a summary of certain facts and statistics on cancer we hope will guide you through the wealth of information available on the subject.

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