Cancer Incidence

Wanees, Mohammed ; Jaher, Samia (2020-01-28)

The incidence of cancer varies with age, race, geographic factors, and genetic backgrounds. Cancers are most common at the two extremes of age. The geographic variation results mostly from different environmental exposures. hereditary cancers may be autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive. The former usually are linked to inheritance of a germ line mutation of cancer suppressor genes, whereas the latter typically are associated with inherited defects in DNA repair.


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