A 18-year-old female asked:
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can cancers be hereditary?esp throat cancer; my great-grandfather had it, then my grandmother, how much is there a risk that my father & i develop it?

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Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Throat cancer: Most throat cancers are generally related to smoking and not hereditary, unless the family members are genetically predisposed to smoking. Outside of the larynx, a number of inherited genes predispose family members to cancer development.
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
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