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Cancer starts when abnormal cells in the body grow out of control. There are many kinds of cancer. Different cancers act differently, and treatments can vary. Cancer is named for the part of the body it started in.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. But millions of people today either are living with cancer or have had it. Generally, the sooner cancer is found and treated, the better your chances are for survival.

If you have cancer, Medicare can help. It will help cover your diagnosis and treatment.

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