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Is cancer dominant or recessive

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Well...: ...most breast cancers (80-90%) are not related to inherited traits so in those cases your question does not apply. However, the majority of high ris... Read More

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Dr. Luis Escobar
Clinical Genetics 36 years experience
Neither: Turner syndrome is not usually consider dominant or recessive. In Turner syndrome the affected individual is missing on sex chromosome. They only ha... Read More
Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Neither: It is due to lack of one in the pair of X chromosomes.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Neither: Turner syndrome is not caused by a variation of a gene, or a mutation of a gene. Therefore, Turner syndrome is neither dominant or recessive, but inst... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Neither: Angelman's syndrome doesn't follow simple mendelian genetics. Rather, it's due to de novo single genetic mutations, translocational errors, chromosom... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Neither: 90-90% of case of ALS are not inherited, it occurs at random at its cause is not known. In 5-10% of cases there is a familial form of the disease. In ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Autosomal Dominant: An estimated 90% of cases represent new mutations.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Neither: Chimerism does not have Mendelian transmission.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Neither : Edward syndrome is an abnormality of chromosome numbers, not a trait or mutation in the gene code. It cannot be inherited as all cases are fatal befor... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 26 years experience
Autosomal dominant: Huntington disease is an autosomal dominant disease. This means that if a parent has the disease, every child has a 50% chance of inheriting the dise... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Autosomal dominant: It is an autosomal dominant disorder. There is high risk of spontaneous mutations. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/enc... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
None of the above: Edward syndrome is brought on by an abnormality of chromosome numbers, specifically an extra 18. The abnormal egg with a single chromosome 1-17 & 19-2... Read More

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