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is kidney cancer hereditary?

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Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Can be: Certain hereditary syndromes including von hippel lindau, birt-hogg dube syndrome for example, increase risk of kidney cancer. These syndromes typically have other manifestations as well. However, the vast majority of kidney cancer is sporadic.
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
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Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Sometimes: The vast majority of kidney cancer cases are not inherited (sporadic). There are a handful of syndromes known to be associated with different types of kidney cancer but they are rare. A well known example is von hippel-lindau syndrome.
Answered on Mar 12, 2016
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Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Yes: Some types.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is correct. Several syndromes are known. Most kidney cancers are sporadic.
Apr 4, 2013

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