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Could you tell me what are my odd of getting cancer when on both sides of the family?

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Dr. Joseph Marra
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In brief: Good question

Hi, This is a good question and not so simple to answer. I've heard different statistics for the risk of developing cancer in a persons lifetime that ranges somewhere between 25% to 50%.
Recent research I've seen lists this risk around 38% to 40%. This is for all cancers and over a lifetime. There are many different types of cancers. A close family member having it may increase your risk.

In brief: Good question

Hi, This is a good question and not so simple to answer. I've heard different statistics for the risk of developing cancer in a persons lifetime that ranges somewhere between 25% to 50%.
Recent research I've seen lists this risk around 38% to 40%. This is for all cancers and over a lifetime. There are many different types of cancers. A close family member having it may increase your risk.
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