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Does family history make you more likely to get lung cancer?

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While the majority of lung cancers are tied to smoking, other things, like genetics, may play a role in lung cancer. Studies have shown that lung cancer is more likely in smoking and nonsmoking relatives of those who have had lung cancer.

SOURCES:

Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 10, 2019

SOURCES:

Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 10, 2019

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