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A 37-year-old member asked:

Help please! when should i go for a cancer check up?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Depends: On the kind of cancer and on the patient's personal and family risk factors. Talk to your doctor about this and he/she will determine if your risk is average or if you require enhanced screening and surveillance. I'm glad you are interested in this. Don't forget to live healthy.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Help please! is cancer hereditary?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
In many cases: Some sub-types of common cancers are hereditary such as brca- breast cancer, lynch syndrome (colon cancer).
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is correct. The vast majority of cancers are sporadic. The vast majority of children of people who have a particular cancer do not get that particular cancer.
Dec 29, 2014

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