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is vulvar cancer hereditary

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience Family Medicine
Cancer: Vulvar cancer is a rare type of cancer. It forms in a woman's external genitals, called the vulva. The cancer usually develops slowly over several yea ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
45 years experience Pathology
Postmenopausal women: This cancer is fortunately relatively rare representing only 5% of gynecological cancers, occuring in post-menopausal women around 65 years old or so. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stages I - IV: Stage i vulvar cancer is limited to only the vulva. Stage ii means the cancer has invaded surrounding structures (like the anus). Stage iii indicates ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
By biopsy: If the physical exam of a troublesome area is suggestive, a biopsy of that skin area is used to make the diagnosis.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Williams
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vulvar cancer: Vulvar cancer is not genetically inherited and neither is cervical cancer. They share in common links to exposure to the hpv virus and are not inherit ... Read More
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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 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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is caused by a prior infection.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
40 years experience Gynecology
Mostly due to HPV: Most vaginal cancers are not related to any inherited genetic risk but instead are due to the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (hpv). The s ... 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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Some: Some cancers are genetic and run in families while others are sporadic and just randomly occur.
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 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 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 female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends : Depends how early it is caught . Like any other cancer the earlier the stage the better and easier to treat.
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A female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Vulvar cancer: Highly treatable. Usually a surgery like radical vulvectomy and chemotherapy and radiation therapy all modalities are employed in its treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
In part, YES: There can be a family/genetic component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk f ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexis Harvey
35 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Skin cancer is not hereditary.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: In a sense all cancer is "genetic" in that it occurs do to changes in dna that cause cancer formation. However, if your questions is about familial/i ... Read More
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes: Certain genotypes such as the brca mutations have a higher incidence of ovarian cancer.
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