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Can lung cancer be contageous or genetic?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Never
Contagious. Squamous and sclc never genetic, but there seems to be some that never smoke and develop lung cancer.
..More women, and more asian. These are defects in egfr and alk genes.

In brief: Never
Contagious. Squamous and sclc never genetic, but there seems to be some that never smoke and develop lung cancer.
..More women, and more asian. These are defects in egfr and alk genes.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: No and yes
Lung cancer is not contagious.
Some lung cancer can be caused by certain gene mutations, such as mutations in genes such as egfr, kras, eml4-alk.

In brief: No and yes
Lung cancer is not contagious.
Some lung cancer can be caused by certain gene mutations, such as mutations in genes such as egfr, kras, eml4-alk.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. William A Biermann
Note: these mutations are not inherited from parents or grandparents. They are genetic mistakes within cancer cells. You can not pass them along!
Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Genetic yes
There are some newly discovered genetic defects associated with certain types of lung cancer.
These can help guide therapy if detected. Lung cancer is not contagious.

In brief: Genetic yes
There are some newly discovered genetic defects associated with certain types of lung cancer.
These can help guide therapy if detected. Lung cancer is not contagious.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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