Find out about cancer

Gain a better understanding of cancer in France

Do you want to find out more about cancer in France? The COS team provides detailed information about cancer statistics in women and men, and prevention and screening initiatives, as well as a review of research on cancer.

What is cancer?

COS provides highly comprehensive information about cancer. We would firstly advise you to read the definition of cancer before turning your attention to the various topics.

Cancer is a generic term used to refer to abnormal cell growth. Malignant tumors are made up of cells that grow out of control. A person with cancer develops lumps, nodules and masses on one of the body’s organs. This is why we talk about lung cancer, breast cancer and bowel cancer. However, the disease can develop and spread to several organs, and in this case, the term metastasis is used.

We recommend that you go to our oncology glossary if you wish to find out more about the disease and the terminology used.

The importance of finding out about cancer

Here at COS, we believe that it is vital to learn about cancer, irrespective of whether you are directly affected by the disease. The number of cases of cancer is rising every year in France and worldwide, and we are all affected by the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared cancer to be a scourge, while also announcing that the number of cases is set to rise by 70% over the next two decades, meaning that one in three people will develop the disease.

However, this is not the only reason why it is important to learn more about cancer in France. Finding all about cancer is still the best way to fight the disease on a day-to-day basis. For instance, prevention initiatives and screening play a vital role: we are all duty bound to be aware of the issue and pass on this information.

COS offers information about the following topics:

We would also ask you to make a online donation in order to help specialists to fight the disease.

Do you have cancer and would like to be supported by COS?

Please feel free to contact the COS team