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Is paraneoplastic syndrome genetic?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No: There is no genetic relationship to the development of a paraneoplastic syndrome.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not often:: A paraneoplastic syndrome can be caused by many different types of cancer, only a few may have a genetic predisposition. And not all of these cancers may lead to a paraneoplastic syndrome. See this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraneoplastic_syndrome

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What are some paraneoplastic syndromes?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Neurologic and fever: Paraneoplastic syndromes are rare disorders triggered by altered immune system response to a neoplasm. They are defined as clinical syndromes involving nonmetastatic systemic effects. They arise from tumor secretion of hormones,peptides or cytokines arising in tumor and while fever is the most common presentation, several clinical situations observed simulating Cushing and Carcinoid syndrome.

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