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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Susceptibilidad genética

Genetic susceptibility (jeh-NEH-tik suh-SEP-tih-BIH-lih-tee)
An inherited increase in the risk of developing a disease. Also called genetic predisposition.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.