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Can lung cancer spread in family?

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In brief: No

Individual entity.
Not infection. Not communicable. But with smoking, exposure, second hand smoke several family members can have cancer.

In brief: No

Individual entity.
Not infection. Not communicable. But with smoking, exposure, second hand smoke several family members can have cancer.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is not contagious.
But, the reasons people get lung cancer (smoking, chemical exposure, and genetics) can lead to other family members also developing cancer. If you smoke the best possible thing you can do is to stop smoking.

In brief: Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is not contagious.
But, the reasons people get lung cancer (smoking, chemical exposure, and genetics) can lead to other family members also developing cancer. If you smoke the best possible thing you can do is to stop smoking.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Kamran Janjua
Second hand smoke can cause cancer in others who are close associates (such as family members) over a period of time, so that risk factor can elevate others' risk profiles significantly
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