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What Are My Chances Of Getting Cancer?

Postby Aghaderg » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:52 pm

After hearing recent news that my paternal grandfather was diagnosed at age 88 with the same type of cancer that killed my father at age 26 (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma), I have become increasingly worried that I should have some test done (I don't even know if you can test this) to determine if I am at a higher risk of getting cancer.

Also, my paternal grandmother died of ovarian cancer in her sixties.
My maternal grandfather is a prostate cancer survivor and my maternal grandmother had cancer in her carotid artery.


Does this increase my risk of getting cancer? Are there tests that a person can have done to determine their risk?
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Postby Ike » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:02 pm

The chances are from smoking, obesity, pollution, alcohol, drugs, fake sugars and meat.

The prevention is green tea, fruits, vegetables, vitamin C, exersize and multi vitamins.
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Postby Serafin » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:10 pm

you may be more at risk since you have close fam8ily whom had this

might see a doctor for a check up
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Postby NewyddIlyn » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:15 pm

Yes, there are test that you can have done to determine your risk for specific types of cancer genetically pre-dispositioned.
Many occurrences of cancer are environmentally caused (e.g. your grandfather was a chimney sweep).
And if a person makes it to 88, that's pretty good.
Just getting older increases your chance of getting cancer.

Dying of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at 26 is the kind of thing you might consult a physician about.
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