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Family history of cancer and scared

Hi I’m 20 years old male and have a family history of cancer. One of my grandfathers died from colon cancer and my other grandfather is living with liver and stomach cancer after beating lung cancer 15 years ago. My aunt also died from ovarian cancer 4 years ago. I’m starting to get extremely worried about my health. I don’t smoke and don’t drink excessively. What are my risks and should I see a doctor. I’m having stomach cramps and sometimes my liver hurts, also the end of my lungs hurts too. My weight goes betweeen 135 lbs to 140 lbs. I also sleep about 10 hrs every night with an hour nap in the day. Thanks
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Here is a great link for you: https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/how-family-history-really-affects-your-cancer-risk.html
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363281 tn?1590104173
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Hello~I can understand your worry about having cancer, it is a real worry.  However, you don't smoke or drink and are only 20, so the chances of you having cancer are pretty slim. Possibly the pains you are having could be due to the stress of having cancer.  I would eat as healthy as possible, drink at least 8 ounces of water daily, try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week. Have yearly checks with your GP to catch anything that might be starting.
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