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Cancer strikes people of all ages, but people are more likely to get cancer as they get older, even if no one in the family has had it. The good news is that the chances of surviving cancer are better today than ever before. When cancer is found early, it is more likely to be able to be treated.

What tests do women need?

Remember… A positive result on any of these tests doesn’t mean that you have cancer. You may need more tests. The only sure way to know whether the problem is cancer is to get a biopsy. A biopsy is when a small sample of tissue is taken and looked at under a microscope to check for cancer cells. 

Talk with your health care provider about cancer screenings to see if they are right for you.

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