A 46-year-old female asked:
my mom died of brain tumor that was cancer, is it herietary and i also had melanoma skin cancer 3 years ago, does my chances increase because of it?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Stephen Southard answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
In general: Most primary brain tumors aren't hereditary. Do you know what type of brain tumor your mother had? Nonetheless my condolences about your mother.
Answered on Aug 21, 2015
Dr. Michael Thompson answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unclear: It is unclear how this is known to be hereditary. The place to start is meeting with a genetic counselor to understand the family history and any (?) testing (not always needed) that may be done.
Answered on Oct 6, 2016
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