My grandfather and aunt had cancers, is there a possibility of me inheriting it?
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I'm sorry to hear about your aunt and grandfather's cancer history.
It is imperative to know that only a few cancers like breast and colon ‘may’ run in the family. For example, if a first-degree relative is diagnosed with breast cancer, there is 1.5 to 3 fold increased risk when compared to general population. Appropriate screening tests should be done at regular intervals to detect cancer at an early stage.
We would recommend you to get regular tests done as preventative care.