Cancer is a disease in which cells of the body grow in an uncontrolled way, forming a tumour that may spread to different parts of the body.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in the European Union.
Cancer is most often diagnosed in middle age and older, but the cellular changes that lead to cancer begin much earlier, and therefore protection is important at any age.
The number of people who develop cancer is increasing, in part because people are living longer than before.
Scientific research has uncovered a number of ways to reduce the risk of cancer.
The European Code Against Cancer was created to inform people of actions they can take to help reduce their risk of developing or suffering from cancer.