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Cancer is loosely defined as any of a group of diseases in which symptoms are due to the unrestrained growth of cells in one of the body organs or tissues. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, accounting for about one fifth of the total.

Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to helping you and your family with information about cancer, including prevention, screening and treatment. Below are some resources that we think you will find helpful. You can pick-up additional pamphlets, brochures, videos or tip-sheets in any of our Health Education Centers.