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A 16-year-old female asked:

Mum had breast cancer and dad had lung cancer,both passed away.what are my chances?can i get a full body cancer check? i am clinically obese.

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Scan not neede: Unless Mums breast Ca was genetically induced thru BRACA any development of breast Ca would be environmental and the issue resolved with mammography. Lung cancer, especially is related to smoking is not passed down in a familiar manner. Basic medical exam yearly should suffice to define need for specific scans.
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