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www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorship-during-and-after...

Cancer isn’t always a one-time event. Cancer can be closely watched and treated, but sometimes it never completely goes away. It can be a chronic (ongoing) illness, much like diabetes or heart disease. This is often the case with certain cancer types, such as ovarian cancer, chronic leukemias, and ...

www.cancer.org/cancer/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia/about/...

Cancer starts when cells start to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer and can spread to other parts of the body. To learn more about how cancers start and spread, see What Is Cancer? Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in adults. It ...

www.nccn.org/patients/resources/life_after_cancer/managing...

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Condition Cancer as a Chronic Disease. Significant advances have been made in cancer care, so that even when cure is not possible, many cancers can be controlled and managed for long periods of time.

www.wisegeek.com/what-is-chronic-cancer.htm

Chronic cancer is a disease of mammalian cells, and as such, it can affect all animals. Concentrating on human cancer, chronic cancer is typically a terminal illness that is characterized by the uncontrolled growth and proliferation of abnormal cells in the human body. The cells affected could be ...

www.sharecare.com/health/cancer/when-cancer-chronic-illness

My specialty is treating patients with breast cancer—for patients with early stage breast cancer, we treat cancer with the hope of a cure. For patients whose breast cancer has spread throughout the body, the approach is to manage the disease like a chronic illness.

www.webmd.com/cancer/qa/what-is-a-chronic-disease

A chronic disease is a condition you can control with treatment for months. Asthma, diabetes, and depression are common examples. Often, they don't have a cure, but you can live with them and ...

blood-cancer.com/cml-leukemia

Chronic myeloid leukemia is a type of blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow and enters into the blood. Also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia or CML, this type of blood cancer develops from the myeloid cells, the cells that normally develop into red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. 1,2

www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/what-is-cancer

Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body, which is made up of trillions of cells. Normally, human cells ...

www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/dcpc.htm

CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is a leader in efforts to prevent and find cancers early and to improve the health of cancer survivors. The division works with other federal agencies to collect data on notifiable cancer cases in the United States and with national organizations and ...

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/...

A personal history of colorectal cancer or polyps. If you've already had colon cancer or noncancerous colon polyps, you have a greater risk of colon cancer in the future. Inflammatory intestinal conditions. Chronic inflammatory diseases of the colon, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, can increase your risk of colon cancer.