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A 21-year-old female asked about a 41-year-old male:

my mother had cancer of the uterus does this affect her daughter. is uterine infections and lead to cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: This has no real familial tendency. Cancer of the uterine cervix is usually caused by HPV, a subtle infection, and can be prevented by early detection of the premalignant state by pap smears. Cancer of the endometrium is unrelated to any known infection. Some other rare cancers are seldom familial. Thanks for asking. Best wishes to all of you.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2014

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