A member asked:

Is cancer still considered to run in a family even if every person who got it has a different kind of cancer?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Yes: There are several familial syndromes that can have variety of cancers associated with them. Thus even though different cancers are involved they still can be inherited.

Answered 4/15/2015


Dr. Kenneth Lee answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Cancer syndromes: Yes- can be a syndrome within a family- even with different type of cancer being diagnosed. There are groupings of cancer seen more frequently together. See your doctor for details and what diagnostic testing /screening needs to be done and at what age should you start.

Answered 1/2/2013



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