You have a bigger chance to get cancer from your environment than inherit it, but you CAN inherit cancer it just isn't as likely. I chose this article because it explained why exactly you have less of a chance to inherit cancer.
5-10% of all cancer is caused by inherited mutations while the other 90-95% is caused by your environment. 25-30% of cancer is caused due to tobacco, 30-35% is due to diet, and 15-20% are due to infections, and the remaining percent is due to radiation, stress, physical activity, environmental pollutants. I chose this article because It gives an accurate percent of what cancer is caused by and which is more likely to give you cancer.
Cancer can be caused by your environment in some ways. If you have been exposed to chemicals in tobacco smoke, or radiation, like ultraviolet rays from the sun for a long period of time you could get cancer. I chose this article because it gave specific things in our everyday lives that could cause cancer.
This article is about ways cancer can be inherited. Cancer can be inherited. Some people are born with a gene mutation that they inherited from their mother or father. This can put you at a higher risk of getting cancer than most people. If you inherited the gene mutation from one of your parents it is called hereditary cancer. I chose this article because both sides of my family have had a long history of having cancer.