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is stomach cancer hereditary?

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Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: While certain ethnic groups have a higher incidence, it is thought to be due more to environmental influences than hereditary factors.
Answered on Sep 9, 2014
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Dr. David Kwon
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Sometimes: In certain instances, famililia predisposition has been reported.In addition, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer.
Answered on Jun 9, 2013
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