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Is lung cancer hereditary?

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Lung cancer runs in some families, but since you can’t change that, focus on the things that you do control.

From: Can You Prevent Lung Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association.

OncoLink.

Lung Cancer Alliance.

National Institutes of Health: "NIH State-of-the-Science Conference Statement on Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements and Chronic Disease Prevention."

Environmental Protection Agency .

Bach, P. , March 7, 2007. Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association.

OncoLink.

Lung Cancer Alliance.

National Institutes of Health: "NIH State-of-the-Science Conference Statement on Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements and Chronic Disease Prevention."

Environmental Protection Agency .

Bach, P. , March 7, 2007. Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2018

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