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Are these cancers gentic?!?!?

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Are these cancers gentic?!?!?

Postby montae » Tue Jan 24, 1978 9:08 am

Ok, a few things:

My great-aunt died of breast cancer. Is this genetic?

My great-grandpa died of smoking-caused lung cancer. Im 99% sure thats not genetic, am i right?

My uncle had a brain tumor discovered when he was an adult. Supposedly he's had it since he was a kid. He is fine now, but is that genetic?


A few things for my best friend:
Her grandma is currently dying of liver and panchreatic cancer. Will my friend ever get those through genes or have a higher chance?
Her grandpa also died of cancer, but i dont know what kind. But if they both had cancer and died from it, will she be more suseptible to deadly cancers?



Thank you for answering
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Postby marwin » Fri Sep 20, 1985 2:47 am

How old was you great-aunt when she was diagnosed with breast cancer ?
If she was over fifty - not genetic.
Great-grand-pa died of lung cancer - 90% caused by smoking - not genetic.
Uncle with brain tumor - not genetic.
Pancreatic cancer metastatic to liver - usually not genetic.
You have the same risk as all women.
One in eight develop breast cancer.
One in three develop one of the 200 plus types of cancer sometime in their lives.
Most people have family histories like yours. Cancers are common.
Best advice - never smoke cigarettes.
Over one third of all cancer deaths - we do to ourselves - by smoking.
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Postby jaedon84 » Fri May 26, 2006 10:34 pm

There are types of cancer which are genetic, but I don't think that what you describe in your family or your friend's family are genetic cancers. If there is cancer in your genes then you will usually see many cases of the same type of cancer in a family. Cancer is a common disease in the elderly and in western cultures affects up to 1 person in 3 at some time in their lives.

You should try to eat healthily, keep fit and active to reduce your risk of getting cancer later in life, but we will all die eventually.

Hope that helps.
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Postby santos » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:52 pm

Ok, a few things:

My great-aunt died of breast cancer. Is this genetic?

My great-grandpa died of smoking-caused lung cancer. Im 99% sure thats not genetic, am i right?

My uncle had a brain tumor discovered when he was an adult. Supposedly he's had it since he was a kid. He is fine now, but is that genetic?


A few things for my best friend:
Her grandma is currently dying of liver and panchreatic cancer. Will my friend ever get those through genes or have a higher chance?
Her grandpa also died of cancer, but i dont know what kind. But if they both had cancer and died from it, will she be more suseptible to deadly cancers?



Thank you for answering
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