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I have never smoked and i exercise daily and eat healthy.My aunt non smoker died of lung cancer.Genetic? And what are my chances of getting it?

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics
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In brief: Variable.

First, let me express my sincere sympathy to you regarding your loss.
Losing family members to cancer is devastating. Certainly genetics can be a factor for increasing cancer risk--best highlighted by breast cancer. However, other triggers such as radon exposure or second-hand smoke can cumulatively increase your risk. Test for radon at home. Surely healthy habits will go a long way to prevention.

In brief: Variable.

First, let me express my sincere sympathy to you regarding your loss.
Losing family members to cancer is devastating. Certainly genetics can be a factor for increasing cancer risk--best highlighted by breast cancer. However, other triggers such as radon exposure or second-hand smoke can cumulatively increase your risk. Test for radon at home. Surely healthy habits will go a long way to prevention.
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See previous answer

Your aunt might have had second hand smoke exposure.
Radon exposure is possible and can be tested with test devices sold in home supply stores. By minimizing your exposure to known risk factors you lower your own risk regardless of your genes.

In brief: See previous answer

Your aunt might have had second hand smoke exposure.
Radon exposure is possible and can be tested with test devices sold in home supply stores. By minimizing your exposure to known risk factors you lower your own risk regardless of your genes.
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not genetic

You are doing all the right things to avoid lung cancer.
No known genetic link. May be other environmental toxins- second hand smoke, radon, asbestos, other things. Stay healthy!

In brief: Not genetic

You are doing all the right things to avoid lung cancer.
No known genetic link. May be other environmental toxins- second hand smoke, radon, asbestos, other things. Stay healthy!
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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