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How does cancer develop?

Cancer develops from abnormal cells. While we have 200 types of different cells in our body that are healthy, sometimes changes happen in healthy cells that cause them to grow abnormally. If the body is not able to eliminate the abnormal cells, they can grow and multiply. This is how cancer develops.

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