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More than one third of Americans – some 120 million – will be diagnosed with cancer some time in their lives. Survival rates are highest when cancer is found and treated early.
When detected later, cancer is much more likely to be fatal. Each year, more than half a million Americans die from cancer. Since 1975, cancer deaths have fallen just 8 percent, as compared with deaths from heart disease, which have dropped nearly 60 percent in that same period.
According to the World Health Organization, these are possible warning signs of cancer:
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