Does everyone develop covert cancer?

Nat Rev Cancer. 2014 Apr;14(4):209-10. doi: 10.1038/nrc3703.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Neoplasms*
  • Precancerous Conditions*