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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
In many cases: Some sub-types of common cancers are hereditary such as brca- breast cancer, lynch syndrome (colon cancer).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Sometimes...: Some types of malignancy are inherited but many are sporadic and not associated with any familial tendency toward greater likelihood of cancer in fami ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Depends: Some families have genetic mutation that predispose to particular cancers. All the common cancers except lung have at least one cancer family syndrome ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Breast, ovarian, prostate, and colon: Breast, ovarian, prostate, and colon, childhood cancers are to name a few. More detailed information and a useful link is attached below on cancer.Or ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Colon cancer: Genetic succeptibility for colon cancer includes hereditary nonpolyposis colonrectal cancer (lynch syndrome), & famiial adenomatous polyposis.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Melanoma: Melanomas, cancer of the pigment forming cells in the skin, malignant melanomas account for most of the deaths due to skin cancer.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Similar to regular: Colon cancer. There are a number of different hereditary abnormalities that lead to colon cancer, but the resulting colon cancer is often silent in e ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Many: If you inherit mutated brca1 or brca2 from a parent, your odds are greatly increased. All cancers arise from accumulated mutations and natural selecti ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Same as regular: Ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, there are no specific symptoms in early ovarian cancer. Most women have vague abdominal symptoms and at later stages, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Rare BUT...: There are cancer-family syndrome in which many of the affected individuals have colon cancer by their mid-20's. If you have any reason to ask, a good ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Deadly skin cancer: Certain types of skin cancer such as malignant melanoma have the potential to be lethal if not detected and treated at an earlier stage before the mel ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Small: In 2012 less than 3% of cancers were of the brain and nervous systems. In women, about 2% of cancer deaths were due to brain and other nervous system ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Diagnosis: Pancreatic cancer is unfortunately diagnosed usually late. This is because the pancreas is an organ deep inside the body. Usually it has progressed to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: Even though Diabetes runs in families and it can be hereditary Cancer on the other end is rarely hereditary in some limited incidents where there are ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noel Alonso
22 years experience Pediatrics
Early detection: Early detection and treatment are the fundamental reasons for having genetic screening in the first place; certain illnesses have a certain "window pe ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tobacco & Cancer: Lungs, mouth, lips, nose, sinuses, throat, larynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, cervix, ovary, colon, rectum, & acute my ... Read More
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It does not: There is no such bearing or relationship.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
IBD, viruses: Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A vir ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Tobacco use: The most common risk factor for developing kidney cancer is smoking. Other risk factors include environmental and genetic including family history of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Many: Tobacco smoking is associated with the development of many types of malignancies. Lung cancer is one that most people think of, but smoking is also a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Same as regular: Breast cancer. Only about 3% of the breast cancers are due to inherited defects and these cancers have the same symptoms as regular/sporadic cancer, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Low doses of: Diagnostic radiation (like mammograms, chest x-rays) may be exceedingly rare causes. We know that XRT for hodgkin's in young woemn led to excessive r ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Yes and no.: Cancer is all genetic in that is arises from genetic changes that lead to the uncontrolled growth of cells. But these changes arise from a complex int ... Read More

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