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Is Lung Cancer Genetic?

By ryandahlhauser ‐ July 31, 2023

Lung cancer is primarily caused by smoking, but roughly 8% of the time it is caused by a genetic predisposition. Within a family, when those getting lung cancer are young, female, and have never smoked, it is more likely to have an identifiable genetic cause. This article by Dr. Lynn Eldridge speaks on these genes, as well as other modifiable and non-modifiable factors. Screening and treatment measures are also discussed.




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