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What is the chances of a baby getting cancer if the mother has?

What is the chances of a baby getting cancer if the mother has?

Not contagious: Cancer is not a contagious condition so cancer will not be passed from mother to baby. However, some cancers can have a genetic pre-disposition so an offspring can inherit certain types of cancer that could occur in adulthood. ...Read more

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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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If a nursing mother has cancer, would the cancer cells get into the breastmilk and affect her baby?

If a nursing mother has cancer, would the cancer cells get into the breastmilk and affect her baby?

NO: Cancer cells will not pass through milk and baby will not get cancer however physicians will not allow breast feeding during treatment of a nursing mother, as the medications, diagnostic radio isotopes will pass and affect the baby. ...Read more

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I am a guy and my mother had breast cancer, is there a chance that i will get it?

I am a guy and my mother had breast cancer, is there a chance that i will get it?

It is not zero: But male breast cancer is rare. No statistical evidence that your family history affects your chances. There are no recommended screening tests for you. ...Read more

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If it takes 20 years to get cancer, and a parent smokes next to her new baby, can the baby have lung cancer by age 20 years?

If it takes 20 years to get cancer, and a parent smokes next to her new baby, can the baby have lung cancer by age 20 years?

1+1 not always 2: While we know a lot about risk factors for cancer, we really cannot predict when cancer will develop based upon exposure to known carcinogens. To be fair, it is unlikely to see lung cancer in a 20 yr old, but there is absolutely no reason why any mother should ever smoke anywhere near her baby, ever. ...Read more

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If a dignastic mamm. Says an irregular focal asymmetric density found in rb 11:00. Does this have a chance of being cancer. Mother had b. Cancer.

If a dignastic mamm. Says an irregular focal asymmetric density found in rb 11:00. Does this have a chance of being cancer. Mother had b. Cancer.

possible: It could be but i would speak with the radiologist and see if they think its concerning. If its suspicious to them then they can perform a needle biopsy. Doesn't really sound like a true mass based on what you have posted. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my mother and father have cancer II am like to get it too?

If my mother and father have cancer II am like to get it too?

Not necessarily: Cancer is very common, and some types (there are perhaps 5000 known) have more tendency to run in families than others. However, only a few genes make cancer certain, and these are uncommon. Keep up surveillance, avoid smoking and it's likely that if you do get one of the common cancers that we can catch it early for a cure. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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My maternal grandmother had ovarian cancer. What is my chance (statistically) of getting ovarian cancer, too?

My maternal grandmother had ovarian cancer. What is my chance (statistically) of getting ovarian cancer, too?

Probably low.: Unless your grandmother had ovarian cancer at a young age, or had both ovarian and breast cancer, or other close relatives of you and your grandmother have or had ovarian or breast cancer, your risk for ovarian cancer approaches the background statistical risk in your population. ...Read more

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My mother grandmother and grandfather all died of different types of cancer are me and my two sisters likely to get cancer?

My mother grandmother and grandfather all died of different types of cancer are me and my two sisters likely to get cancer?

May not be genetic: Could be random , does not appear to be genetic , how ever you can minimize you chances of getting cancer , by healthy diet , not gaining weight , regular exercises , avoid smoking , drinking , drugs , visiting your doctor regularly for check ups ...Read more

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My mother and grandmother and grandfather died of different types of cancer is it likely that me and my two sisters will get cancer?

May not be genetic: Could be random , does not appear to be genetic , how ever you can minimize you chances of getting cancer , by healthy diet , not gaining weight , regular exercises , avoid smoking , drinking , drugs , visiting your doctor regularly for check ups ...Read more

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