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Help please! Is cancer hereditary?

Help please! Is cancer hereditary?

In many cases: Some sub-types of common cancers are hereditary such as brca- breast cancer, lynch syndrome (colon cancer). ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Help please! Is cancer hereditary?

Help please! Is cancer hereditary?

Sometimes...: Some types of malignancy are inherited but many are sporadic and not associated with any familial tendency toward greater likelihood of cancer in family members. "cancer" is a broad category. Is there a specific type of cancer about which you are concerned? ...Read more

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Which cancers are considered hereditary?

Which cancers are considered hereditary?

Depends: Some families have genetic mutation that predispose to particular cancers. All the common cancers except lung have at least one cancer family syndrome; they may be very common (colon cancer, breast / ovarian cancer, prostate cancer when we actually look) or quite uncommon (pancreatic ca familes); a few (li-fraumeni) have a strong tendency to many. Most individual cancers aren't "hereditary". ...Read more

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Please suggest what types of cancer are hereditary?

Please suggest what types of cancer are hereditary?

Breast, ovarian, prostate, and colon: Breast, ovarian, prostate, and colon, childhood cancers are to name a few. More detailed information and a useful link is attached below on cancer.Org

http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/cancercauses/geneticsandcancer/heredity-and-cancer. ...Read more

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Is cancer hereditary? Or can it just happen to anyone?

Happen to anyone: In fact, it's inevitable if a multicelular organisms survives long enough without dying of something else. There are some genes you inherit that increase the risk, but most cancers "just happen" or result in part from environment. ...Read more

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When it comes to cancer, how does the hereditary thing work?

When it comes to cancer, how does the hereditary thing work?

Genes: With cancer, there are certain genes that are inherited and are involved in the cancer process. There are certain familial syndromes where one can predict the inheritance patterns and the probability that a particular trait will become apparent in the offspring. For example, the von hippel lindau or the neurofibromatosis I syndromes are associated with tumors. Inheritance patterns can be predicted. ...Read more

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Do you know are most cancers both inherited and environmental?

Do you know are most cancers both inherited and environmental?

Enviromental: About 5% of malignancies are inherited such as with the BRACA gene or with hereditary bowel malignancies. 90-95% of cancers evolve over several years from exposure to carcinogens and viruses. In many cancers an EBV infection is also necessary since this virus has sequences that stimulate telomerase activity which adds the immortality that tumors need. ...Read more

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Can you list some sorts of cancer that young teenagers might get?

Can you list some sorts of cancer that young teenagers might get?

Several common ones: Osteosarcoma, ewing's sarcoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, hodgkin's, seminoma / dysgerminoma, medulloblastoma and pilocytic astrocytoma are the first that come to mind. Wilms and neuroblastoma more affect younger patients but may still appear at age 13-14. ...Read more

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How is colon cancer inherited?

Genes: Most colon cancers are not inherited. However, there is a subset which is associated with inherited genetic abnormalities such as hereditary polyposis a this hereditary non polyposis gene (hnpp). There are also syndromes that make you susceptible to a variety of different cancers including colon cancer such as lynch syndrome. ...Read more

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Is bowel cancer hereditary?

Is bowel cancer hereditary?

Somehow yes: There is some genetic predisposition in families with hx. Of colorectal cancer. Diet also plays a rol (low fiber diet increases cancer). Familiar poliposis increases chances of colon cancer. Colon polyps may degenerate in cancer. Small intestine cancers are rare and difficult to find. In general there are families affected by cancers and families affected by atherosclerosis but both together too. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer inherited?

Is breast cancer inherited?

Sometimes.: It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type. These genes can be inherited from either your father or your mother. If a woman inherits this gene, they have a 50-75% chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. These cancers tend to occur at any earlier age and may occur in both breasts. ...Read more

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Could breast cancer be inherited?

Could breast cancer be inherited?

Yes/no: Cancer is not inherited but you can inherit certain genetic changes that make it more likely to get breast cancer (and others as well). About 1 in 10 breast cancers have an inherited component, most due to brca 1 or 2. Other genes can also be at play, like p53, pten, stk11, atm and others. Discuss this with your doc and see if you would benefit of a visit with a cancer geneticist. ...Read more

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Is rectal cancer hereditary?

Is rectal cancer hereditary?

Usually not: Most patients with rectal cancer have not inherited it. A small subset have genetic mutations that put them at risk. Probably around 5 % of rectal cancers are hereditary. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if cancer is hereditary?

How do doctors tell if cancer is hereditary?

Type of cancer: It depends to type of cancer, all cancer are not hereditary. ...Read more

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Are cancer and diabetes two hereditary diseases?

Are cancer and diabetes two hereditary diseases?

No: Even though Diabetes runs in families and it can be hereditary
Cancer on the other end is rarely hereditary in some limited incidents where there are hereditary genes are involved
But Diabetes and Cancer are not considered Hereditary Diseases ...Read more

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Is bladder cancer hereditary?

Is bladder cancer hereditary?

No: Tobacco and environmental exposures to dyes for urothelial cancer; schistosoma hematobium, a parasite in egypt and chronic csatheterization for squamous cancr, and adenocarcinoma related to remnants of the urachus, the foetal conduit of urinary exretion through umbilicus into placental circulation...In this last case one might say "inborn error" but not genetic or hereditary. ...Read more

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Is cervical cancer hereditary?

Is cervical cancer hereditary?

HPV germs: Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news: easy to screen and prevent courtesy of your old friend the pap smear & hpv testing. We're hoping the hpv vaccine will help too. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer hereditary?

Is skin cancer hereditary?

Can be: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is liver cancer hereditary?

Is liver cancer hereditary?

It can be: Many factors can increase one's risk for primary liver cancer including: chronic infection with hepatitis b or c virus, type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, heavy alcohol use, obesity, exposure to certain toxins, and inherited liver diseases that can lead to cirrhosis such as hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, tyrosinemia, Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, glycogen, and porphyria. ...Read more

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Can prostate cancer be inherited?

Can prostate cancer be inherited?

Risk: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate ca; if family history can be 1 in 3

risk of death 1 in 50. ...Read more

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Is endometrial cancer hereditary?

Is endometrial cancer hereditary?

It can: Most if female organs cancer could be inherited breast, ovaries, uterine, cervical ...Read more

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Is skin cancer hereditary in any way?

Is skin cancer hereditary in any way?

Yes, but it varies: The most common factor causing skin cancers is sun exposure. There are some genetic disorders which make an individual more prone to developing a skin cancer. Different families and/or syndromes have different risks of cancer. If you have any skin lesions which are suspicious, be sure to have them checked out. If you have a strong family history, see your dermatologist early. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is colon cancer hereditary?

Some colon cancers: Are hereditary. Vast majority are not. The two common hereditary forms of colon cancer are familial adneomatous polys and lynch syndrome. Let me reiterate that hereditary colon cancers are a minority. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mskcc. Org/cancer-care/hereditary-genetics/inherited-risk-colorectal. ...Read more

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Is nasal cancer purely hereditary?

Is nasal cancer purely hereditary?

Multifactorial: Skin cancer, like most cancers, has many different things which affect it. In the case of skin cancer, lifestyle choices like high amounts of sun exposure and smoking will increase your risk for skin cancer. If you are at higher risk for skin cancer, discuss with your doctor and/or see a dermatologist for screening examinations. ...Read more

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Is the pancreatic cancer hereditary?

Is the pancreatic cancer hereditary?

It may be hereditary: There is some evidence that pancreatic cancer may occur more in some families. Johns hopkins was doing a study on families with pancreatic cancer where by relatives were having very close followup that included ct scanning and surgery if there was suspicion of a developing cancer. I do not know if the study is still ongoing. ...Read more

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Is lung cancer hereditary?

Is lung cancer hereditary?

Unclear: Non or never smokers can develop lung cancer if they have a genetic mutation to such genes as egfr or eml4/alk fusion translocation. For more info: http://bit. Ly/ygfoko. ...Read more

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Is kidney cancer hereditary?

Sometimes: The vast majority of kidney cancer cases are not inherited (sporadic). There are a handful of syndromes known to be associated with different types of kidney cancer but they are rare. A well known example is von hippel-lindau syndrome. ...Read more