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What Is The Chances Of A Baby Getting Cancer If The Mother Has
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
Fairly low: Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex genetic disease meaning that there are many genes that may affect risk(over 80 known so far) and only a handful of these genes is likely to have a change that increase risk for lupus in any one person. An environmental component is also a major factor (often virus or other unknown triggers),In identical twins, if one has lupus most often the other doesn't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends a lot on the type of deafness that the father has. Some deafness is hereditary sometimes dominant sometimes recessive. I would strongly recommend that you discussed this with the child's pediatrician and they can recommend a genetic counselor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Info lacking: Sorry, -important info is missing from the question. You would need to re-ask and clarify. ...Read more
It depends: Women with down syndrome can get pregnant, and often their pregnancies are complicated. If the down syndrome in the mother is caused by one extra chromosome 21, then the risk that she will conceive a child with trisomy 21 is about 50%. However, some down syndrome women may have a translocation - with the extra chromosome 21 attached to another chromosome. Then the risks might be higher, even 100%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: The highest risk to newborns occurs during a primary (1st) outbreak around the time of delivery. That baby can pick up the germ from the birth canal or during delivery.Outcome can be fatal.Those with recurrent outbreaks have less risk (below 10%) but it is possible.Many women have elective c-section prior to labor to avoid any risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genetics: Type 2 diabetes has a stronger link to family history and lineage although it too depends on environmental factors. Studies of twins have shown that genetics play a very strong role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle also influences the development of type 2 diabetes. Obesity tends to run in families, and families tend to have similar eating and exercise habits. If yo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: Alopacia has many types and causes, the chance of you passing this on is low, as most causes are environmental or unknown. ...Read more
Low: Per the lupus foundation, if a parent has lupus, the chance of a child having lupus is 5%. ...Read more
Rare: There are a few very rare causes of dm1 in infants(metabolic or infectious). Pregnancy induced diabetes is a metabolic thing in mom & not passed to baby(although baby will be watched for low bs) parents do not pass dm1 to their baby although they pass a higher lifetime risk.Dm2 is not an issue for babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very good : Many people with pcos do not ovulate and will need fertility medications to conceive. The good news is that most pcos patients can conceive with Clomid (clomiphene) alone and the rest are very likely to conceive with ivf. Remember that a healthy diet and normal weight can contribute significantly to success rates. Please see a reproductive endocrinologist for a full evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: The case fatality rate back 30+ years ago when smallpox was last seen was around 30%. Some individuals had more dramatic presentations with higher fatality rates & children & people >30 were more likely to die. Given that a return of smallpox is unlikely, i would not spend a lot of time worrying about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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