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What causes small intestine cancer?

The exact cause of small intestine cancer remains a mystery to doctors. Doctors do know that, as with all cancers, damage to your body's cells occurs, making for faulty cells that continue to reproduce themselves and grow into tumors. What causes the original damage is unknown. People with certain digestive diseases are more likely to develop small intestine cancer.

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What is small intestine cancer?
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Should I be worried about small intestine cancer?
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