Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body which divide uncontrollably forming tumours. Tumour are lumps or growths.
Not all tumours are cancerous, tumours can be classified after undergoing a biopsy procedure as either benign or malignant according to the type of cell from which the tumour formed.
What is the difference between benign and malignant tumours:
- Do not invade surrounding tissue
- Do not spread to other parts of the body
- Cells are not cancerous
- Slow growing
- Cells are normal
- Cancerous cells
- Can spread to other tissue
- Can spread to other parts of the body
- Fast growing
- Non capsulated
- Cells have an abnormal shape
There are more than a 100 types of cancer that may affect humans with varying symptoms depending on the type.
This page has been specifically created to give you an understanding of the most common types of cancer, the various diagnostic techniques, treatment options and the available facilities for cancer patients at Mediclinic Middle East.
This page also includes inspirational stories from patients who have gone through this journey in addition to messages from our medical team.