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Thread: Is lung cancer hereditary?

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    Super Moderator Top User ddessert's Avatar
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    Environmental factors may also play a big role in cancer development. You will share the same environment as your family for a good portion of your life. It could be another smoker inside the same home. It could be a local source that affects the entire neighborhood, town, or city. It could be a shared employer. It could be the food you all share.

    In other words, the genes are not the only thing shared among families.
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    Moderator Top User jorola's Avatar
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    I agree with ddesert. To back up what he has said:
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED - no evidence of disease
    Aug 2019 - 5 yrs NED and discharged from cancer clinic!!!!!

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    Radon is a top non-smoking cause for lung cancer. Air pollution as well is a cause.

    Both of those factors are in the home, if you are breathing the same carcinogens as someone else, you are more likely to get the same cancer. People do customarily live with their family members.

    That would be family related, but not genetic
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    Administrator Top User lisa1962's Avatar
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    I am sorry you continue to stress over the possibility of being diagnosed with Lung Cancer at some point. As in the past, when responded to your started threads in the past years, we have provided all we can. I would refrain from continuing to post about the same thing. I have merged all your started threads so you can revisit what we members have written in response to your questions.

    Your best course of action, should the anxiety continue or to provide some piece of mind, see a genetic counselor. Keep in mind, smoking increases ones risk significantly however, with that said, my own Mother was not a smoker, she passed away from Lung Cancer. Her sister was a heavy smoker and passed away from Lung Cancer. Do I stress about a cancer diagnosis being in my future? No, I do not. Do I smoke, no I do not. There are tests, in the early stages, for Lung Cancer screening but they are not definitive whether one will get cancer in the future.

    Since we have provided as much information as we possibly can, I am closing this thread. Should you ever be diagnosed with cancer, and we sincerely hope not, then we will be here for you without hesitation.

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