the potential for an individual to be diagnosed with a disease or condition during their lifetime. Risks of developing certain conditions can depend on factors which include an individuals genetic makeup and their environment.

LIFETIME RISK: "Those with hereditary diseases in their immediate family have an increased lifetime risk of developing that same affliction."
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