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Cancer: Does science have the answer?

Research into the detection, prevention and treatment of cancer is ongoing and advances are being made.

Cancers which were inevitably a death sentence fifty years ago can often now be survivable.

But how hopeful should we be about the scientists slowly conquering one of our great fears? Susan Watts reports.


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