Cancers / Tumors :: Chinese Medicine Herbal Supplements and Cancers / Tumors
Cancer begins in your cells. Normally, your body forms new cells to replace old ones that die. However, sometimes new cells grow even when you don’t need them to and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor.
Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancerous but malignant ones are. Malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues, break away and spread to other parts of the body.
Most cancers are named for where they start. Lung cancer starts in the lung and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis.
Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Standard treatment may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.