FAMILY CANCER

Mother - died age 51 breast, lung, brain cancer. Uncle - died age 62 throat cancer (non smoker). Grandmother - died age 82 Angina. Grandfather - died 77 - throat and lung cancer. Father currently in remission prostate cancer, age 73. My age - 44 - what likelihood cancer? I am mild smoker, vegetarian, 2hrs/day excercise.

With thanks any response,

G Coetzee

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  • Large Study Reveals Increased Cancer Risks Associated With Family History of the Disease

    (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130724200211.htm)

    “Results from the study supported known associations, such as the increased risk of developing the same cancer as a close relative, and the 1.5-fold increased risk of breast cancer in women with a history of colorectal cancer in the family. However, the study also found a 3.3-fold increased risk of developing oral and pharyngeal cancer among people who had a first-degree relative with cancer of the larynx, and a four-fold increased risk of cancer of the gullet (esophageal cancer) where a first-degree relative had oral or pharyngeal cancer. If a first-degree relative had breast cancer, female family members had a 2.3-fold increased risk of ovarian cancer. Family members had a 3.4-fold increased risk of prostate cancer if a first-degree relative had bladder cancer.”

    It is also known that non-smoking & exercise reduces the risk; as does optimised Vit.D, low/non-alcohol, little/no red meat, little/no fast carbs. So tho' familial cancers up the risk, your other factors reduce it. As to the balance, this is unknown to date - despite my pestering cancer researchers to check these from their cancer data bases (the difficulty is both measuring regularly and altering said data-bases).

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