However, the majority of cancer-causing gene mutations arise during the course of a person’s life and are not inherited to the next generation.
So, even if you have a loved one with lung cancer, your risk of inheriting it is still very low.
However, you should still provide this information to your doctor for the most appropriate advice in screening.
Lung cancer is a malignant pathology that comes from uncontrolled proliferation of cells in the lung parenchyma.
It is estimated that each year about 1.8 million deaths worldwide due to the disease.
Smoking is considered the main risk of causing lung cancer.
However, according to statistics worldwide, about 10-15% of smokers have lung cancer and 10-25% of people with lung cancer do not smoke at all.