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My mother passed away from Alzheimer’s disease and my dad passed from prostrate cancer. Am I at risk for any of these diseases?
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Well Alzeimer's disease isnt fully understood .

Scientists believe that for most people, the disease has genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors. All these factors may work together to create the right conditions for the disease to take root.

There is a hereditary component to Alzheimer’s. People whose parents or siblings have the disease are at a slightly higher risk of developing the condition. However, we’re still a long way from understanding the genetic mutations that lead to the actual development of the disease.

Only 5-10% of prostatic cancer are hereditary so the likelihood is only slightly increased.

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