What is Your Risk?

Most cancers occur by chance, and can be the result of lifestyle choices such as smoking, or environmental conditions such as exposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight or chemicals in the home or workplace. However, in some families, cancer occurs more often than can be blamed on chance.

If there is an inherited gene mutation in the family, cancer risks are much higher than in the general population. Below are several clues that may show whether an inherited factor is causing cancer in a family:

Clues that show whether an inherited factor is causing cancer in a family

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