Age: About two out of three lung cancers are diagnosed in people over age 65, and most people are older than 45. The average age at diagnosis is 71.
If you have a family history of cancer, the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering can help you to understand your risk for disease.
Thoracic (Lung) Cancer Treatment Center.
The basics of cancer genetics, including basic definitions of genes, mutations, and hereditary cancer.
Information about inherited cancer syndromes, including risks, testing, payment. About 5 percent to 10 percent of all cancer cases occur in someone who inherited a genetic mutation that increases cancer risk.. . Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Hereditary lung cancer syndromes are rare, and T790M germline mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene predispose to the development .