When you think about your health and the health of your loved ones, there’s one word that’s very scary: cancer. Do you know someone whose life has been affected by cancer? Chances are that you probably have, because cancer affects the lives of many people in one way or another.

Cancer is particularly scary because there are so many types of cancer. Many types of cancer cause serious illnesses and often death. Although older people tend to get cancer more often than younger people, kids can get cancer, too. Thanks to advanced medical treatments, though, many types of childhood cancer can be treated and cured.

All forms of cancer start at the level of the cells in your body. Cells are the small units that make up the human body. Did you realize that you have billions of cells in your body? It’s true!

When your body’s cells work properly, they grow and divide. Over time, they know when to stop growing and they eventually die. Cancer cells, however, are not normal. They grow and spread very fast. Unlike normal cells, they keep growing and don’t die when they’re supposed to.

As they grow, cancer cells tend to group together to form masses called tumors. As tumors form and grow, they destroy healthy cells and tissues. This internal destruction is what causes someone with cancer to become very sick.

As tumors grow, cancer cells sometimes break away and move to new parts of the body to form new tumors. Doctors call the process of cancer spreading in this way metastasis. If cancer spreads to enough areas and damages enough healthy cells and tissues, it can cause death.

Unfortunately, doctors don’t know exactly why some people get cancer. They do know that it’s not contagious, so you can’t get cancer from someone else who has it. It’s also not caused by germs, so don’t ever be afraid to give someone with cancer a big hug!

Over time, doctors and scientists have identified some factors that may lead to particular types of cancer. For example, cigarette smoking, drinking too much alcohol and overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays have all been linked to certain types of cancer.

Although there are still many mysteries surrounding cancer, doctors and scientists have been working hard for many years to develop newer and better treatments. Treatments include procedures such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Depending upon the specific type of cancer, these procedures may be used alone or combined.

Thanks to advances in medicine over the years, more and more people survive cancer today. When all the signs and symptoms of cancer are gone, doctors say a patient is in remission. Remission is a word that every cancer patient wants to hear. As doctors and scientists continue to develop new treatments, remission is a word that more and more patients will hear in the future!

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    • Way to go, Wonder Friends in Ms. Bayko’s class! We like your imaginative guesses for tomorrow’s Wonder! We think it will be a grand old time! :)

  1. Dear Wonderopolis,

    We appreciated today’s wonder because we know a lot about cancer now. We thought about ways to help people with cancer.

    We think tomorrow’s wonder might be about certain types of balls or that it might be about having a great time when your “having a ball!”

    Thank you,
    Mrs. Tillman’s 4th graders

    • We are so glad to know that the WONDERful students in Mrs. Tillman’s 4th grade class are here! We are glad to know that you liked today’s Wonder– it’s unfortunately something that affects a lot of us in many different ways. We think it’s WONDERful that you are thinking of ways to help those with cancer– every little bit helps! We Wonder if any of you are interested in becoming doctors when you grow up? :)

      We like your guesses for tomorrow’s Wonder, too! We think it will be a ball! :)

  2. Good morning, Wonderopolis!

    We are wondering if tomorrow’s Wonder has anything to do with a special day that Wonderopolis will be celebrating. We wonder if tomorrow’s Wonder will have to do with your 2nd birthday? We will be having a little celebration in honor of your birthday!

    Have a marvelous Monday!

    • What a SUPER question from the WONDERful students in Mrs. Phillips’ class! :) We are excited to celebrate our second birthday very soon! We think it’s so LOVELY that you will be celebrating in your classroom– how lucky are we to have Wonder Friends like you!

      Have a WONDERfully SUPER day! :)

  3. We enjoyed learning about cancer. There were several facts we learned, we were not aware there was only a 20 % cure rate in the 1950′s and we were excited to learn today there is a 75% cure rate. We were glad to learn cancer is not contagious.

    Tomorrow we think has something to do with sports or a formal dance.

    • Hi there, Wonder Friends in Mrs. Karr’s class! We are glad you joined us today– it’s amazing and exciting to know that the rate of success has increased in the last 60 years! We are glad that doctors, researchers and others in the medical field are finding new ways to stop cancer. We are so glad that you have learned something new, too.

      Thank you for sharing your SUPER guesses with us, too. We cannot wait to Wonder with you again! Have an awesome day! :)

    • Hi FaZe FuZe, thank you for sharing your comment with us today. We agree that cancer is a tough thing to go through, for all those involved. We are glad that doctors and researchers are making huge progress in stopping cancer. We are sharing our hope with all our Wonder Friends who are going through any issue with cancer. Have a great day– we’re glad you’re here! :)

    • We’re glad you stopped by Wonderopolis today, Rick! We’re sorry to hear about the tough struggle with cancer in your family. Sometimes when we’re sad about something, it really helps to talk to a teacher or parent. We hope you will do that today if you need to share your feelings. We hope you surround yourself with great friends, too!

    • Hi there Jacob, thanks for sharing your comment at Wonderopolis today! We have a great time guessing what tomorrow’s Wonder might be. There is always a clue at the top of the day’s Wonder called “Wonder What’s Next?” We appreciate your comment and your good thoughts for all those touched by cancer. Thanks for being a great Wonder Friend! :)

  4. Yes some of us would like to be doctors when we grow up. We have six future doctors and 3 future nurses in our 4th grade class.

    Mrs. Tillman’s 4th graders

    • That is GREAT news! We are very proud of all our 4th grade Wonder Friends in Mrs. Tillman’s class– we hope you keep dreaming big and using your imaginations! You will make a difference in the world! :)

  5. Dear Wonderopolis,

    Most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer. Thank you for telling us more about it.

    We think tomorrow might be about sports or having to do with balls. Some of us think that it will be about a party.

    Mrs. Witkowski’s 4th graders

    • Thank you for sharing your comment today, Wonder Friends in Mrs. Witkowski’s 4th grade class. We know that cancer affects many of us in different ways, and we are so excited that doctors and researchers are making progress against cancer. We are glad to hear that you are WONDERing with us today– we look forward to discovering what tomorrow’s Wonder of the Day® will be! Have a SUPER day! :)

    • Hi Missy, thanks for sharing your story with us today. We are sorry to hear that your father and grandpa were diagnosed with cancer. We cannot imagine how tough it was for them and your family. Sometimes when we’re down about something, it really helps to confide in a teacher or parent. We hope you will do that today if you need to share your feelings. Thank you again for sharing with us today. We are thinking of you. :)

    • Hi there pokemonlover, we appreciate your comment today. You did a great job of describing how many feel about cancer: depressed. We do not mean to sound depressing, but we also know that cancer affects many of us. Unfortunately many have to deal with cancer in a variety of ways. We’re so glad that you shared your comment today and we hope you learned something new with us.

      Thank you for sharing your guess about tomorrow’s Wonder– we hope to see you then! :)

  6. My grandpa and great grandma died of cancer. It was really sad. My grandpa had a brain tumor and lung cancer. I hope I don’t get cancer because a lot of people in my family have gotten cancer.

    I think tomorrow’s wonder is going to be about sports or outside activities. Maybe even just having fun while playing games.

    • Hi there Jake L., we are very sad to hear about your grandpa and great grandma. We know that cancer touches us all in many ways, and we are thinking of you and your family. We also love to hear that cancer research is getting better and better- we hope that doctors and researchers can find a way to end cancer once and for all! Thanks again for sharing your thoughts about today’s Wonder. We think it helps to speak to an adult or teacher when we’re feeling sad, too. Sharing our feelings is important, Wonder Friend! :)

  7. Missy, I know how you feel, I lost my Aunt to Breast Cancer, my Uncle of his brain bleeding, and also my Grandpa of Lymphoma and I miss all 3 of them ever since. :( It’s sad but it is also happy for them you don’t want them in pain for life do you? :)

    • Hi there Mystery Friend, thank you for sharing your comment today. We think it helps to comfort one another, just like you mentioned to Missy. It is incredibly thoughtful of you to think of other Wonder Friends who have been touched by cancer. We are thinking of you and your family members, too. Thanks again for sharing today– you are a great Wonder Friend! :)

    • We’re very sorry to hear about your grandparents, Jake L. It’s very sad to lose loved ones to cancer. We hope you share your thoughts and feelings with an adult or teacher today– sometimes it helps to share how you are feeling with others who care about you. Thank you for sharing your comment today, Jake L. :)

    • We appreciate your comment about cancer, FR3D. It’s unfortunately a very sad experience for those touched by cancer. However, it’s very exciting to learn about the amazing cancer research that is taking place. We hope to say goodbye to cancer forever! Thanks again for sharing, FR3D. :)

    • We think your positive attitude is great, Wonder Friend LOL. Thanks for sharing your great comment today! We are proud of you! :)

  8. Hey, everyone if you have cancer then I hope you get better. This wonder really made me think so I think that I should help out and donate money to help find a cure for cancer! HELP FIND A CURE FOR CANCER AND DONATE MONEY FOR THE CAUSE!
    I think we should all help out the people who have cancer you need to help so that you can help everyone who has cancer, you can make a difference!

    • Hi there Wonder Friend LOL– we are really happy to read your comment today! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and ideas to helping the cause to end cancer. We bet there are lots of ways to contribute and help those that are dealing with cancer, whether they have it, or a person close to them is struggling with it. We are glad you shared your comment with us today; you’re a great Wonder Friend! :)

    • We’re sorry to hear about your grandfather, Kamaria. We are proud of you for sharing your story with us today, and we hope you are keeping his memory alive. Sometimes when we are feeling down or sad, it helps to talk to an adult or teacher about our feelings. We hope you will confide in an adult if you are not feeling like yourself. We think it’s important to express our feelings in order to feel better. We are thinking of you, Wonder Friend! :)

  9. Wow I feel scared about myself and my loved ones. I just hope none of my loved ones or me got cancer. Not just my loved ones and me, also other people who might get it.

    • Thank you for sharing your comment today, Azhir. Cancer can be a scary thing, but because we cannot always control it, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We all want our bodies to be nice and healthy to keep sickness away. However, we are glad to learn that researchers and scientists are doing a SUPER job of studying cancer– which means a lot more people have successfully stopped cancer! That’s great news! We appreciate your comment and we’re glad you’re here, Wonder Friend! :)

  10. I did not know that your cells involved with cancer, also I didn’t know that your cells could die, and your cells grow. It is very sad to have cancer.

    • We’re glad you’ve learned something new about cancer, Korayma. It’s a difficult thing to deal with and it affects many of us– we hope that those with cancer are able to overcome their obstacle. It’s sad to think about, but we will keep them in our hopeful hearts! Thank you for sharing your comment today, Wonder Friend! :)

    • Hi there, Henry, we’re glad you are WONDERing with us today. Cancer is a tough thing to think about, but it’s important to know that there is a lot of hope for those with cancer. We have some great scientists working hard to put an end to cancer. In the meantime, it’s helpful to offer support and positive thoughts for those dealing with cancer. We are glad you shared your comment with us, Wonder Friend! :)

  11. I never knew that cancer cells keep growing and never die. Also I never knew that cancer cells group together and form masses called tumors.

    • We’re glad that you’ve learned something new about cancer today, Nyla. Cancer is something that seems to affect many in different ways, so it’s great that you are learning more about the cells that are known as “cancerous.” Thanks for sharing your comment today, Wonder Friend! :)

    • We’re glad you learned something new with us today, Khalil. Cancer cells can be tricky, so we’re very proud of you for WONDERing about them– maybe with all the WONDERing scientists and doctors are doing, we will find a cure for cancer! We hope you have a great day, Wonder Friend. We’re so glad you joined us today! :)

    • We agree, Jauquin, cancer is certainly a tough thing to think about, let alone to experience. We hope the WONDERful scientists and researchers are close to finding a cure for cancer. We are glad that you have been WONDERing with us today– we are proud of great Wonder Friends like you! :)

    • You have a big heart, Jason! We are glad you shared your comment with all the Wonder Friends today. Cancer is a very difficult thing to think about and it affects many of us in different ways. Sometimes, when we are feeling sad, it helps to talk to an adult or a teacher about our feelings. We hope you will talk to an adult if you are feeling sad– many people feel that way when discussing cancer. We are really proud of you, Wonder Friend, and we think your idea to want to help those with cancer is WONDERful! :)

    • Thanks for sharing your comment today, Carla. We agree, it’s often a very sad topic to discuss. We hope the cure for cancer is out there so people do not have to deal with cancer in the future. We know that cancer often makes us feel sad– we hope you will talk to an adult or teacher if you are feeling sad. Cancer is a tough thing to think about and we often feel better when we chat with an adult about our feelings. Thanks for being a great Wonder Friend, Carla. :)

  12. Its very sad about kids having cancer but now I know it can be cured, but I am also sad for those who have cancer, and for those who died from it.

    • Hi there, Katelyn, we’re glad you commented today! Cancer is certainly tough to think about, but we are glad that cures for cancer are much more common than they were 20 years ago. We are keeping those who passed away from cancer in our thoughts– hopefully there will be a complete cure for cancer very soon.

    • We support your enthusiasm for finding a cure for cancer, Jordan! We are so glad you commented today and reminded us that a cure for cancer is what we need! Thanks for making us smile, Wonder Friend! :)

  13. Hey this is Kayla H. FROM DELAWARE. I loved your story it was really good I loved how you said older people get it more than kids. Great Job!!!!

    • Hello, Kayla H from Delaware– we’re very happy you’re here today! We are glad you learned something new at Wonderopolis– cancer is a tough thing to think about but it’s important that we understand all the different ways it affects us. Also, we want to see a cure for cancer very soon! Thanks for sharing your comment, Wonder Friend! :)

    • There are lots of different levels and types of cancer, Erick, but we’re glad you’ve learned something new with us today. We are glad you shared your comment with us and we hope, along with all our Wonder Friends, that there is a cure for cancer soon! :)

    • Hi there, Kayla R. We know it’s tough to think about– cancer affects so many people that it seems unfair. We bet that those with cancer appreciate when others who care for them keep their heads and spirits high. Sometimes positive thinking can help someone who is sick. We hope there is a cure for cancer soon– but in the meantime, keep your spirit high. We’re glad you WONDERed with us today, Kayla R.

  14. I feel bad for the people who have cancer because that’s the worst. That’s my worst fear. So all the people who have cancer I feel bad and I hope it’s cured.

    • Cancer is a tough thing to think about– we agree with you, Ajhnae. We hope that there is a cure for cancer coming soon, so none of us will need to worry about cancer any longer. We are proud of you for WONDERing with us today– we think you’re a great Wonder Friend! :)

  15. My grandpa has cancer.
    I also learned in ICB that radiation can help treat cancer. And radiation is usually frowned upon. I think tomorrow’s WONDER will be about the Yule ball in Harry Potter.
    My realistic guess is that it’s going to be about disco balls or something like that!

    • Emily, we’re sorry to hear that your grandpa has cancer. We are thinking of you and your family and are really proud of you for WONDERing with us today. Thank you for sharing other information about cancer– we bet there are different recommendations and treatments depending on the type of cancer. We hope to learn about a cure for cancer soon– that would be GREAT to Wonder about!

      We love your super guesses for tomorrow– we can’t wait to see you again! :)

  16. Dear Wonderopolis,

    I feel bad for all the people who have cancer and hopefully get cured. No one I know has cancer, and I’ve never had it, me or anybody that I know or love getting cancer is my worst fear, hopefully no one that I know or love, including me, ever ever get cancer.

    I think that tomorrow’s wonder will be about basketball, wheel chair basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, lacross, tether ball, 4-square, or ballroom dancing.

    • Thank you for sharing your very kind comment, Alexis. We hope that everyone you know– everyone in the world– never has to deal with cancer. We would love to Wonder about a cure for cancer when it is discovered! How great would that be? :)

      You’ve got some SUPER guesses for tomorrow– we are proud of you for using your imagination, Wonder Friend! See you tomorrow! :)

    • Thanks for sharing your comment today, Mason. Sometimes drugs are the cause of cancer, but unfortunately cancer can be caused by many things. Sometimes the cause is unknown. The good thing is that doctors and scientists are doing a SUPER job of researching, working very hard to find a cure for cancer. Whenever we are feeling angry, sad, or down, it helps to talk to an adult or teacher we are close to. Chatting with an adult can be a good thing– it helps us share how we feel and what we can do about it. We think you are a great Wonder Friend, Mason.

    • Thanks for sharing you comment, Mason. Unfortunately, there are many more factors that contribute to cancer. We think drugs are terrible and can hurt our bodies, so staying nice and healthy is a great way to live! We are glad you’re WONDERing with us, Mason! Great job! :)

    • Thanks for your super comment, Mason! We Wonder if you can do some research of your own about the number of people who have experienced cancer. :)

  17. Today’s wonder is very timely for our school. We are mourning the death of a former student, who was a sister to one of our students. She lost her fight to Leukemia on September 28th, 2012. Thank you for the fun we have while reading your wonders, but also to learn about a very difficult topic such as this one today.

    • We are thinking of our friends in Mrs. Duff’s class. We are sorry to hear that you have lost a friend to Leukemia a few days ago. We hope you continue to support one another during this time and moving forward. We are also very proud of you for sharing this story with us– all of us in Wonderopolis and in the community are thinking of you. We think we have some very brave and great Wonder Friends. We are glad you joined us today. :)

    • Hi there, Carly. We’re glad you’re WONDERing with us today! We know that cancer can be a confusing topic, since there are a lot of different types and details, but we Wonder if you can check out today’s Wonder. Perhaps you can discuss it with an adult or a teacher, too. We are happy that you shared your comment with us today! :)

    • We are so glad you have learned something new with us, Ashley. Thank you for sharing your comment at Wonderopolis– we’re so glad you’re here! Have a WONDERful Wednesday! :)

  18. I feel really sad to the people (including kids) who had cancer. But, I once helped them, it all started 1 year ago, I was eating my favorite yogurt. But I found an ad under the top, I showed my mom and she said if you type in the password on a website, you donated 10 cents. So when I ate the yogurt and my mom too, we were eating like a machine. We buy, eat, and type, buy, eat, and type, we donated about $12.00 even my mom was typing while on the phone. But I don’t know why we stopped, maybe we ran out and the store wasn’t selling them any more or we wanted to stop. But at least the people are happy. I’m still, WORRIED of what might happen next!! :) :) :(

    • Carlos, that is a really WONDERful story! It was very thoughtful for you and your mom and participate in the yogurt donation program. We bet your $12.00 made a different and it helped a researcher or a person dealing with cancer. We know cancer is a tough thing to talk about but we are really proud of you, Wonder Friend! Keep up the great work, Carlos! :)

  19. I am so sorry for all those that had been affected by cancer. Taylor Swift made a song about it, the song made me cry!! But I love it and it’s a true story!!!!

    • Clara, thanks for sharing your very kind comment today! We’re glad you’re WONDERing about cancer with us– and it’s cool that you enjoy the song that connects to this Wonder, too. It’s pretty amazing how certain types of music can help us remember things and often, feel better. We hope you have a really great day– thank you for sharing your story, Clara. :)

  20. In this video and article I learned so much

    1 cancer starts as 1 cell
    2 kid can get cancer
    3 they started to have lots of cures for it

    • Hi there, Jules, it’s so great that you shared what you learned in our cancer Wonder! It’s sometimes a tough thing to think about, but we are very proud of you for WONDERing with us! :)

    • Thank you for sharing your comment with us, Go Packers. We are glad you WONDERed about cancer with us– it’s a tough thing to think about. There are many people who are struggling with cancer, but many who have overcome it, too. We can’t wait to find out what those amazing scientists and researchers are doing to find a cure for cancer. Thanks again for sharing your comment today! :)

    • Thanks for sharing your kind comment, Bryleigh. We know that cancer is sometimes difficult to talk about, but we are glad you’re WONDERing with us! We hope there is a cure for cancer soon! :)

    • Thanks for your enthusiasm, DJ! We are so glad you’re WONDERing about new and exciting topics with us– we hope you have a SUPER day! :)

    • Litzy, thank you for sharing your comment with us today. We bet it’s difficult to lose a friend to cancer. It’s tough to think about cancer sometimes, and we hope you and your Mom enjoy talking about all the great memories she had with her friend. We are sorry to hear about her friend, and we are really appreciative that you shared your comment today. :)

    • That’s a great question, Teddybear. We are very proud of you for WONDERing about cancer with us. There are lots of different scientific reasons that determine why someone does or does not get cancer. Sometimes it has to do with their body. Sometimes it has to do with things a person puts into his or her body. Fortunately, there are lots of hard working scientists and researchers who are searching for a cure for cancer. Thanks for sharing your comment today, Teddybear! We’re very glad you’re here. :)

  21. Cancer stinks!! I wish cancer wasn’t real. Did you know 1 in 3 people will die of cancer?! That is so sad. Chemo is sad too :( I wish cancer could be demolished!! Bye!!

    • Hi there Hanna, we are very happy that you commented on our Wonder today. We understand that cancer is tough to think and talk about, but it’s important to remember that talking to a teacher, adult or family member can help. We know when we are feeling sad, we find comfort in talking to someone else. We certainly hope that cancer is cured and no one else has to suffer from the disease. We are very proud of your comment today! :)

    • Alright, we’re so glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing your comment, Wonder Friends in Mrs. Nicoles class! Have a SUPER day! :)

  22. My cousin Hannah had leukemia when she was 3. When I was born my parents saved my cord blood because it has special cells in it that can sometimes help people with cancer. Hannah did not need it and is healthy today. She is now 13.

    • Wow, we are SO HAPPY to hear that your cousin, Hannah, is healthy today, Patrick R! That was very kind of your family to think of a way to help, but we’re glad it wasn’t needed! We hope you have a great day, and thanks for commenting! :)

  23. I hope that all people that have cancer survive it because I know cancer can be very hard to deal with and it could be very depressing for your friends and family to handle. Good luck!!! :D

    • That’s a really positive comment to share, CoolGuy101! We think it’s great that you are keeping those with cancer in your thoughts! Way to go! :)

    • That’s a great question, CoolGuy101. It’s tough to know for sure, but according to the American Cancer Society (an organization that focuses on cancer and is searching for a cure), in 2008, there are nearly 12 million Americans who have been living with cancer or have a history of cancer. Thanks for WONDERing with us today! :)

  24. I am twelve years old and I have leukemia and don’t have any hair. I have to get chemo twice a week and I get really sick.

    • We are thinking of you, Wonder Friend Sammy! We hope that your chemotherapy is going well and we know that you are strong, inside and out! We’re sending you a virtual high five– and we’ll see you again at Wonderopolis! You’re a great Wonder Friend, Sammy! :)

  25. My Auntie Electa had cancer. I miss her.
    I didn’t really get cancer when she died.
    I mean I didn’t know what is was.
    Thank you.
    You do not need to reply.

    • Hi there, Wonder Friend. We’re so sorry to hear that your Auntie Electa passed away from cancer. We are glad that you shared your comment about cancer, we know there are lots of Wonder Friends who really appreciate it. :)

  26. My Grandpa,Aunt,and cousins have died from cancer and I could use some cheering up.My grandpa had just died last month.

    • Hi Nellmarie, we are so sorry to hear about your losses. We know that it is very difficult to lose someone we love – we are thinking of you and your family. We hope you and your family continue to talk about these WONDERful people, we bet there are lots of great stories to share! :)

    • Hi Madison, thanks for WONDERing with us! We are glad you shared your thoughts and we hope that all those fighting cancer become cancer survivors! :)

    • Absolutely, Mikayla! We also think it is very sad, but it is great when treatment works and you’re able to beat cancer! Thanks for WONDERing with us today! :-)

    • We think it was nice of all the boys in the video to shave their heads too. Thank you for WONDERing with us today, Ryan.

    • Dealing with cancer is sad, Ryan. We are thankful to all the advances in medicine that help people survive cancer today. We hope you WONDER with us again soon!

  27. Wow. This is cool! Cancer is devastating, but my family will probably get it due to the amount of sun we get each summer. But eh, live life to the fullest!

    • We agree, Graham cancer is devastating. We hope the members in your family don’t have to deal with cancer. We appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. :)

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