Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don’t need them, and old cells don’t die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumour. Tumours can be benign or malignant. Benign tumours aren’t cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumours can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body. Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of it. Most cancers are named for where they start. Read the e-magazine and find out more facts about it.