How  Cancer Starts

Cells are the basic building blocks of the body. There are many different types of cells and they make up all of the tissues and organs in the body. Within each cell are thousands of genes (also known as genetic material) that act as a command center for the cell. Genes provide instructions for what role the cell will play in the body. Each gene has a unique job to perform either by itself, or in combination with other genes.

Cells divide to make new cells to replace damaged or old cells. As cells duplicate, they pass along copies of their genetic material to the new cells.

The process of cells dividing and passing along genes is usually well controlled, ensuring that the right kinds and numbers of cells are present for the different parts of the body to function correctly. The body and the cells can usually recognize when something has changed in a cell and will work to repair or destroy the abnormal cell.


Following a diagnosis of cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan for your child. This treatment plan will outline what types of treatments will be used, how often they will be administered, and the expected length of treatment. The healthcare team will customize the treatment plan to your child’s overall health, age, cancer type, and stage of cancer.  If you have been diagnosed with cancer you may be eligible for a Medical Marijuana recommendation in New York State

Each type of cancer is treated differently, depending on what researchers have found to be the most effective in destroying the particular type of cancer cell.

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