Tanyo Stefanov


The article presents a study of hereditary burden as a risk factor for the development of lung cancer. Direct relatives diagnosed with cancer were found in 5.92% of the respondents. 7.65% said they were not sure, which makes it likely that the above percentage would be higher. In tracking the presence of direct relatives of lung cancer, we found one in 3.33% of the participants in our study.


hereditary burden, lung, carcinoma

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