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Cancer

Overview

Cancer starts when cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably.

There are more than 200 different types of cancer.

1 in 2 people born after 1960 will get some form of cancer. Gladly research now cures many people.

If your GP suspects cancer, they'll refer you to a specialist – usually within two weeks. For more information about signs and symptoms of cancer, visit www.nhs.uk.