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Real People, Real Stories

Bob Matthews of Ashland, KY
Lymphoma

Bob Matthews of Ashland chose Doctor Kirti Jain......Read Story


Carla Pauley of Flatwoods, KY
Lymphoma

It all started when Carla lost her mother...Read Story


Barbara Hogsten of Westwood, KY
Leukemia

Barbara has had a long battle with multiple medical....Read Story


Deborah McCabe of Ironton, OH
Breast Cancer

“There are 3 parts to cancer – the spiritual part, keeping....Read Story


Sally Lloyd of Ashland, KY
Exterior Squamous Cell Cancer

For almost 2 years Sally thought she had hemorrhoids....Read Story


Homer Waddle of Ironton, OH
Rectal Cancer

Two years ago on New Year's Eve...Read Story



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Cancer Explained

Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a part of the body that begin to grow out of control. There are many different types of cancers but this is how they all begin. Healthy normal body cells grow, divide, and die. The early years of a person’s life the normal cells will divide rapidly until the person reaches adulthood. During adulthood cells in most parts of the body will divide in order to only replace worn-out, dying, or to repair injuries. Cancer cells are different from normal healthy cells because they continue to grow and divide. Cancer cells do not die; they outlive the normal cells and will continue to form new abnormal cells.