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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience in Pathology
Some are: Teratomas arise from cells that can differentiate in to a host of tissue types and can be associated with chromosomal (genetic) abnormalities or with ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Seek Gynecologist's: The advice of your gynecologist should be followed as I am sure he/she has informed you about the future care. Ovaries can be checked by pelvic examin ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
They can be: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (men 1) is an autosomal dominant disease involving the pituitary, parathyroid glands, and pancreas primarily. Pat ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Genetic: testing on tumors has been directed towards the development of genetic methods for TREATMENT of these tumors. Genetic testing on patients has been dir ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience in Pathology
Skin cancers: Cancer is due to genetic changes in previously normal cells. It usually requires several sequential genetic changes to occur before the cell develops ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Yes.: In certain brain tumors, genetic mutations have been discovered. Some of these are 'passed down' from parent to child. Others are new and spontaneou ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Rarely: Hi. Yes, there are genetic syndromes that cause pituitary tumors (MEN-1 is a famous one), but it's rare. If you have a lot of family members with pitu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Generally not: Isolated pituitary tumors generally are not genetic. These are the majority of the pituitary tumors and include prolactin, growth hormone, and non-sec ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Usually not genetic, but glioblastoma or grade iii glioma can be part of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (hboc) form a mutated brca ... Read More
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