A 31-year-old member asked:
is lymphoma cancer likely genetic?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Addagada Rao answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Not all: Some lymphomas both hodgkin and non hodgkin s lymphomas may have genetic predisposition. Some times may run in family I have to agree with dr friedlander ' is hereditary is conspicuously lacking ' thank you for great quate.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Very seldom: People who are carriers for ataxia-telangiectasia are at extra risk for some of the non-hodgkin's lymphomas, but there's no knowing if this is you. One double mch2 syndrome also produces lymphomas. Beyond this, and a very weak tendency for lymphomas to be diagnosed in family members (maybe we look harder), evidence that lymphoma is hereditary is conspicuously lacking.
Answered on Oct 16, 2012
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