• Question: If Cancer like breast cancer and cervix cancer have occoured in your blood line several times would that mean that you have a higher possiblity of having cancer in your later years?. . . Is this something that you would research in depth in your labs?

    Asked by ameliaabdul to Amelia, Jim, Liz, Prateek, Richard on 23 Jun 2011.
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      Amelia Markey answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Like any disease that is linked to genetics if you have a family history of this disease I can mean that you have an increased risk of getting the disease yourself. However not all diseases work like this and there are lots of other factors that play a part besides your genetics.

      Here’s some info from the CDC about family health history if you want to know more: