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What're The Chances Of Me Getting Cancer?

Postby cearnach » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:28 am

My father has cancer. My dad's dad had cancer. My mother's father has cancer. My mother has ovarian thyroid and troubles. My mother smokes and I've existed the smoking for roughly ten years. I am 13. I'm in fact balanced. What're my probabilities?
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Postby garrick » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:30 pm

Dood cmon, everything causes cancer these days. not to mention what does your mother having ovarian and thyroid problems have to do with cancer.
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Postby Fulton » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:57 pm

I am guessing you are male, so your risk is 1 in 2 that you will develop some form of cancer by the age of 85.
This is the male average.
Unless the cancers in your family are one of the genetically linked cancers (less than 10% of cancers) then having these people in your family diagnosed with cancer does not increase your risk.
Passive smoking has a minimal influence on your overall cancer risk although it can increase your risk of other diseases.
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Postby Charlemagne » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:04 am

Nothing you have told us suggests you are at increased risk of any type of cancer.
Hereditary cancer is rare; fewer than 10% of all cancer cases, all types are hereditary. Cancer diagnosed after the age of 50 is even less likely to be hereditary.
You don't inherit a general tendency to get cancer; there is no general 'cancer gene'. And several family members having had different types of cancer is not hereditary.
A sign that cancer MIGHT (only might) be hereditary within a family is when several members of the same side of that family have had the SAME type of cancer, especially if some developed it at a younger than usual age.
Men have a one in two chance and women a one in three chance of developing cancer by their 80s. You can see from those figures that it would be a rare family that hasn't had a few members who've developed cancer; and almost all those cancers will be non-hereditary
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Postby galt7 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:02 pm

everyone has a 20% chance of getting cancer, most of the time its cured.
your father, mother, grandfather all have cancer. this adds 10% / person. long exposure to 2nd hand smoke increases chances by 5%
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Postby Seosamh » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:23 am

Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer for men 15-35. It is almost always curable if caught early. If you're worried about getting cancer, I would suggest you do the monthly self-exam for TC. You can learn it here: http://www.manexam.org
(Man Exam Coalition for Testicular Cancer Awareness)
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