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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Throat cancer: Most throat cancers are generally related to smoking and not hereditary, unless the family members are genetically predisposed to smoking. Outside of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily.: Throat cancer usually is curable with radiation therapy (and sometimes chemo at the same time, occasionally surgery). It is important to be treated a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cancer in the throat: The throat is the area known as the "pharynx". The pharynx is divided into 3 parts. The area behind the nose (nasopharynx), the area behind the mouth ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hope not: Without any symptoms or an exam who knows. If you are concerened see your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: While certain ethnic groups have a higher incidence, it is thought to be due more to environmental influences than hereditary factors.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually Not: Usually not.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. A Daniel Pinheiro
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Good prognosis: Most "throat" cancers can be cured. Even advanced stage iva cancer can be cured and cure rates are better for throat cancer than they are for cancer a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No: Most cancers are multifactorial, and include environmental factors, genetic factors, and so on.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Can be: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not all: Some lymphomas both hodgkin and non hodgkin s lymphomas may have genetic predisposition. Some times may run in family I have to agree with dr friedl ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is caused by a prior infection.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes.: It is estimated that 10-15% of all breast cancer cases in the us occur due to hereditary factors. This risk may be identified by doing a simple blood ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Usually not. : The vast majority of bladder cancers are linked with environmental factors, especially smoking. Many epidemiologic studies have looked at the role of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Having a first degree family member with colon or rectal cancer increases your likelihood of colon cancer too. This is even more pronounced if that p ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
It may be hereditary: There is some evidence that pancreatic cancer may occur more in some families. Johns hopkins was doing a study on families with pancreatic cancer wher ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
It can: most if female organs cancer could be inherited breast,ovaries,uterine,cervical
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Genetic disorder: Hnpcc also called lynch syndrome results from at least four type of genetic defects involving genes needed for repair of damaged dna. See this site fo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
It can be: Many factors can increase one's risk for primary liver cancer including: chronic infection with hepatitis b or c virus, type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexis Harvey
35 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Skin cancer is not hereditary.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Can be: Certain hereditary syndromes including von hippel lindau, birt-hogg dube syndrome for example, increase risk of kidney cancer. These syndromes typica ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Some throat cancers are linked to HPV but unlike cancer of the cervix, the relationship is soft and nobody's recommending condoms for people who kiss. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Wsh I had more space: BRCA 1 and 2 are important genes that have the purpose of repairing damaged DNA and destroying the one that can't be repaired, amongst other things. W ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes and No: There can be a family component, which should not be taken lightly. However, sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two tog ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Somehow yes: There is some genetic predisposition in families with hx. Of colorectal cancer. Diet also plays a rol ( low fiber diet increases cancer). Familiar po ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Not enough!: Sex education has not really dealt with this one yet.
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