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What is the heritability of different cancers? I have heard about lung, gi, etc, but I am curious about other forms

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Many

There are many forms of cancer that may be inherited.
Breast colon, prostate, and ovarian are a few more common types.

In brief: Many

There are many forms of cancer that may be inherited.
Breast colon, prostate, and ovarian are a few more common types.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not much

There is generally a minor degree of inherited risk in most cancers.
The vast majority of cancers have little or no inherited component. I am not aware of clinically significant inherited lung cancers; i think the more likely inherited component is a tendency for smoking.

In brief: Not much

There is generally a minor degree of inherited risk in most cancers.
The vast majority of cancers have little or no inherited component. I am not aware of clinically significant inherited lung cancers; i think the more likely inherited component is a tendency for smoking.
Dr. Thomas Chen
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