About Hereditary Cancer

As many as 10% of cancer cases are hereditary.

Many families have more than one member who has developed cancer. This can be because of shared risk factors such as obesity or smoking, but may also be because these family members share a genetic risk.

Cancer is described in three main ways

Each type has its own risks and appears in different ways.

If you have a family history of cancer, or if you belong to certainĀ at-risk populations, you may carry an altered gene in your own genetic makeup.

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