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13: Cancer

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    • 13.1: Cancer Overview
    • 13.2: Types of Cancer
    • 13.3: Risk Factors for Cancer
    • 13.4: Cancer Prevention
      The number of new cancer cases can be reduced and many cancer deaths can be prevented. Research shows that screening for cervical and colorectal cancers as recommended helps prevent these diseases by finding precancerous lesions so they can be treated before they become cancerous. Screening for cervical, colorectal, and breast cancers also helps find these diseases at an early stage, when treatment works best.

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