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My aunt just died from lung cancer and it started in her lungs.Just wondering if its genetic and if I have any chance of getting it?

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In brief: Maybe

There can be a genetic predisposition to develop malignancy.
The great majority of lung cancer victims are current or former smokers. Most of the rest of lung cancer is related to radon exposure (a radioactive gas that is the product of the decay of radium) and air pollution. No matter what your genetics might be it is your responsibility to avoid known causative factors to minimize risk.

In brief: Maybe

There can be a genetic predisposition to develop malignancy.
The great majority of lung cancer victims are current or former smokers. Most of the rest of lung cancer is related to radon exposure (a radioactive gas that is the product of the decay of radium) and air pollution. No matter what your genetics might be it is your responsibility to avoid known causative factors to minimize risk.
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Dr. Steven Saunders
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In brief: Lung cancer

Most lung cancer is smoking or environmental exposure related.

In brief: Lung cancer

Most lung cancer is smoking or environmental exposure related.
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