One in three Australians will develop cancer in their lifetime, so it's not uncommon for members of the same family to develop unrelated cancers.
For a small number of families, an inherited faulty gene means their risk is much higher. If you're concerned about your family's cancer history, call 13 11 20 or talk to your doctor who can refer you to a family cancer centre.
Specific family cancers:
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What constitutes a risky history?
Useful for a small number of families.