A 23-year-old member asked:
Is metastatic squamous cell carcinoma genetic?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
No: Generally no.
Usually environmental -- such as tobacco and scc lung cancer for instance.
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Genetic component?: There could be genetic component to a squamous cell cancer, although the exact implications on treatment aren't known. Obviously if there is a strong family history of cancers, or if it strikes someone who is young and/or a non smoker/drinker i would suspect a strong genetic contribution. Without more details, it is hard to say with any certainty.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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