NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,032 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- familial cancer
- listen (fuh-MIH-lee-ul KAN-ser)
- Cancer that occurs in families more often than would be expected by chance. These cancers often occur at an early age, and may indicate the presence of a gene mutation that increases the risk of cancer. They may also be a sign of shared environmental or lifestyle factors.