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My dad died of cancer that spread from his lip to lymph nodes to lung 47yo, gpa died of prostate cancer 79yo. Any studies linking cancer to genetics?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: There are

There are several cancers that area related to genetics.
The are about 5-15% of cancers. The bulk are not. In your case the key question is if your father was a smoker or not. This kind of cancer is not usually related to prostate cancer. The other important thing is that your mother's family history also is equally important as your father's.

In brief: There are

There are several cancers that area related to genetics.
The are about 5-15% of cancers. The bulk are not. In your case the key question is if your father was a smoker or not. This kind of cancer is not usually related to prostate cancer. The other important thing is that your mother's family history also is equally important as your father's.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Genes may be

The root cause of most cancers, but lip cancer used to be pipe smokers, or other tobacco.
Prostate clearly runs in families. The two are unrelated. The issues of genes, environment, and diet are there. Few cancers have identified mutations, like bcr-abl in chronic myelogenous leukemia, many may have common links to cell cycle, blood vessel development.

In brief: Genes may be

The root cause of most cancers, but lip cancer used to be pipe smokers, or other tobacco.
Prostate clearly runs in families. The two are unrelated. The issues of genes, environment, and diet are there. Few cancers have identified mutations, like bcr-abl in chronic myelogenous leukemia, many may have common links to cell cycle, blood vessel development.
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