A 48-year-old member asked:
is hodgkin's disease caused by recessive genes?
3 doctor answers
Dr. David Masiello answered
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: There is no known genetic risk factors for hodgkins lymphoma, it is felt to be enviormental.
Answered on Mar 22, 2014
Dr. Robert Warner answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: There is no proven genetic link of any kind in hodgkins disease. Some twin studies have shown an increased risk, but most people feel that this is more of a reflection of a common environment than common genetics.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
Dr. Romeo Mandanas answered
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hodgkin's hodgepodge: There is no known one cause for hodgkin's disease. A hodgepodge of factors including heredity, environment, social, infectious elements play a role in one way or another. Transmission from parent to offspring because of recessive or dominant genes has not been proven.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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