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DNA - The abbreviated form of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA are the molecules in cell nuclei that carries genetic information. DNA's role in cancer is still being evaluated. In some cases, slight mutations in DNA can be a catalyst for the development of certain types of cancers. Also, because DNA carries genetic information that gets passed from one generation to the next, individuals with a history of cancer in their families may also carry a higher risk of developing cancer (and at a younger age), than those who do not have a family history.
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