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Question: Is cancer inherited?

Answer: Only about 10 per cent of cancers can be inherited. Even if you are unfortunate enough to have parents afflicted with this subset of cancer, you may still not get cancer. Remember, you inherit the risk, not the cancer. What you really need is counseling and preventive measures.

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The Malaysian Oncological Society gives advice in good faith based on the limited information supplied by the questioner. MOS is in no way responsible for any unintended consequences arising from such advice. All patients should be examined by an oncologist before undertaking any investigation or treatment.
 


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