Author(s): American Cancer Society

Contributor(s): Harborview Medical Center, AANCART, The Accessing Health Information Project

Date Authored: April 13, 2012

Basic explanation of cancer, its causes and warning signs.

Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. See PDFs in sidebar.

Adapted from the American Cancer Society pamphlet “What You Need to Know About Cancer” by Harborview Medical Center, AANCART and House Calls programs. Translation made possible by The Accessing Health Information Project, funded by the National Library of Medicine.

purple cancer cells
Photo by Darryl Leja, NHGRI (cc license).