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Chapter 12, Problem 2QP
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Distinguish between a familial and a sporadic cancer.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The differences between sporadic and familial cancer.

Introduction: Cancer is defined as the condition in which the cells start showing abnormal and uncontrolled growth. Cancer can be classified into different types depending on location, organs affected, ability to move and the gene involved in the development of cancer. Sporadic and familial are two types of cancer.

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The major difference between familial cancer and sporadic cancer is as follows:

No.CharacteristicsFamilial cancerSporadic cancer
1.Specificity of the gene mutationIn familial cancer,, the gene is specific and undergoes specific mutation.In sporadic cancer, the genes involved experience random mutation
2.InheritanceThe mutated gene is inherited from the parents...

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