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Why is cancer common in people over 65?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The leading risk factor is the one we all dread: growing older. Although cancer can occur at any age, most cancers are diagnosed in people over 65, when cells begin to deteriorate and the natural protective mechanisms begin to fail.

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