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Does everyone develop covert cancer?

Do we all develop a covert cancer as we age?


Around one in three individuals, if they live long enough, will have a confirmed clinical diagnosis of overt cancer, and there is increasing evidence that many of us — I contend all of us — develop covert cancer.

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Greaves, M. Does everyone develop covert cancer?. Nat Rev Cancer 14, 209–210 (2014).

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