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How does age affect my risk of cancer?

The risk of cancer increases with age. Abnormal cells are created in the body, but the immune system helps get rid of them. As people age more abnormal cells develop, and this can overwhelm the aging immune system. If those cells replicate enough they will become cancer.

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