Can I still get cancer if no one in my whole family has cancer ?

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes. Most cancers do not involve a family history. You can get breast cancer even if no one in your family has ever had it. You can get any kind of cancer even if no one in your family has ever had it.

    Most people with cancer do not have a family history of whatever type of cancer they have. Moreover, a family history doesn't inevitably mean that you WILL get a certain type of cancer. It merely increases the odds somewhat.

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes. My oldest sister did, however, she lived in a town which had toxic ground water due to all of the metal processing which was done eons ago and never cleaned up.

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  • Joe
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Sure you can. Cancer is blind.

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  • 6 months ago

    Unfortunately fora family history, it has to start somewhere.

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    well of course you can

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  • k w
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    dunno, but if you can put it out of your mind, that would be a better thing.......

    • k w
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      hi doc

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Possible, but, you know, everyone dies of something., More people die of heart disease but few people mention that.

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes. Cancer is your own system fighting itself.

    Peace.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Cancer kills more people than gangster thugs do. They call it the ultimate disease serial killer

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes, but your risk is magnitudes greater if it runs in your family.

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