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Is cancer hereditary?
Is cancer a hereditary disease? I have heard through many of my friends and have seen in some cases that family members where some person was a cancer patient, other embers also have cancer. Pls explain if it is a myth.
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Cancer is a genetic disorder. But not all cancers are heriditary. Only 5-10% cancers are inherited. E.g: mostly the breast and gynaecological cancers
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