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How common are ulcers?

Generally, ulcers are relatively common conditions. One in ten Americans will develop a peptic ulcer, which is what people usually think of when they think of ulcers, at some time in their lives. Canker sores, another type of ulcer, are considered such everyday occurrences that they are regarded as more of a painful annoyance.

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