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is hodgkin's disease caused by recessive genes?

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Dr. David Masiello
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
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Dr. Robert Warner
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
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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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