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Is cancer hereditary? Is cancer genetic? If you parents or grandparents have/had it, are you more likely to get it?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes.

Yes. If cancer runs in your family, then you have a higher risk for developing cancer. Other things that can increase your risk is gender, age, lifestyle and environment, sunlight exposure, diet and alcohol/tobacco use.
Observe a healthy lifestyle to decrease your chances of getting cancer.

In brief: Yes.

Yes. If cancer runs in your family, then you have a higher risk for developing cancer. Other things that can increase your risk is gender, age, lifestyle and environment, sunlight exposure, diet and alcohol/tobacco use.
Observe a healthy lifestyle to decrease your chances of getting cancer.
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