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A 29-year-old female asked:

My dad;s cousin had non hodgkins lymphoma when she was in her 40's -- is it hereditary?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Probably not: We still do not know exact causes for NHL. There are many risk factors, such as infection, immunodef, etc. But, there is no evidence thus far that NHL is hereditary.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2014

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