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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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What is the probability of a child getting lupus if a parent has it?

What is the probability of a child getting lupus if a parent has it?

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 more

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What is the likelihood of a 4-year-old child getting a goiter?

What is the likelihood of a 4-year-old child getting a goiter?

Goiter: Uncommon -- but it can happen. Especially in cases where there is a strong history of autoimmune thyroid disease in the immediate family. See a pediatric endocrinologist for help. ...Read more

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If the father of a baby is partially deaf, what are the chances of his baby being deaf?

If the father of a baby is partially deaf, what are the chances of his baby being deaf?

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 more

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What is the risks of having a baby when you have prostate cancer?

What is the risks of having a baby when you have prostate cancer?

I assume you: Are male, not female as indicated -- so you won't be actually having the baby, your partner will. There are no added risks due to your prostate cancer. It doesn't affect the sperm needed to fertilize the egg. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of my getting cancer if my mom tested positive for the gene?

What is the likelihood of my getting cancer if my mom tested positive for the gene?

Info lacking: Sorry, -important info is missing from the question. You would need to re-ask and clarify. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the actual chances of that child getting aids if just the father has it?

Doctors, what are the actual chances of that child getting aids if just the father has it?

Depends: Unless the mother became infected prior to or during pregnancy, the risk for baby is small.Even then, with proper monitoring and treatment during pregnancy, most infants can be born disease free. After birth, avoiding blood borne contamination can prevent transfer. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a child getting lupus if one of his parents has it?

What are the odds of a child getting lupus if one of his parents has it?

Small chance.: Less than 5% of sle patients have a child contract lupus, but in aggrate, a variety of automuune problems, many mild, like ''hashimoto's thyroiditis, occur in apprimately 15% of the children. There is heriditability, but it is not strong, like other diseases. ...Read more

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If a person has Down syndrome and gets pregnant, what is the chance of a non-down child?

If a person has Down syndrome and gets pregnant, what is the chance of a non-down child?

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 more

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If a couple has herpes what are the chances of passing it to an unborn child?

If a couple has herpes what are the chances of passing it to an unborn child?

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 more

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What is the likelihood of a child getting diabetes type 2 if his mom has is but not his dad?

What is the likelihood of a child getting diabetes type 2 if his mom has is but not his dad?

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 more

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If my mom has a trait for breast cancer, what is the possibility of me having it also?

If my mom has a trait for breast cancer, what is the possibility of me having it also?

BRCA Testing: The gene carriers for breast, ovarian and colon cancer are tested by the BRCA test that will tell you if you are a carrier. It is available in most laboratories via a MD order. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that a mother with alopecia passes the disease to her child?

What is the likelihood that a mother with alopecia passes the disease to her child?

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

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What are the odds of a child getting lupus if a parent has it too?

What are the odds of a child getting lupus if a parent has it too?

Low: Per the lupus foundation, if a parent has lupus, the chance of a child having lupus is 5%. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of our baby having diabetes?

What is the likelihood of our baby having diabetes?

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 more

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What is the percent probability of a mother's lazy eye being passed on to her child?

What is the percent probability of a mother's lazy eye being passed on to her child?

Depends: Do you mean crossed eye (strabismus), or poor vision in one eye (amblyopia), or both? Crossed-eyes definitely run in families- i couldn't give you a number, though. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting pregnant if a woman has pcos?

What is the chance of getting pregnant if a woman has pcos?

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

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If my child gets smallpox what is the chance for survival?

If my child gets smallpox what is the chance for survival?

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 more

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