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What are some tumor-causing diseases?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Viral associated: Many disorders have organisms that lead to malignant transformation. When hepatitits C causes cirrhosis one finds hepatomas developing. Gastric inflammation with helicobacter pylori lead to gastric and distal esophageal carcinomas. Aids immunodeficiency is associated with herpes 8 leading to cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma and inflammatory bowel disease has a high association with colon cancer.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
Additionally, exposure to certain toxins or radiation over long periods of time may cause cancer. There are some congenital/hereditary diseases that predispose to cancer like carrying the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes increase the likelihood of breast and cervical cancer.
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