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Is burkitt lymphoma's heredity?

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Dr. Robert Warner
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

This aggressive lymphoproliferative disorder is linked to eb virus activity, and some earlier familial cases are now thought to be secondary to the common environment rather than common genes.

In brief: No

This aggressive lymphoproliferative disorder is linked to eb virus activity, and some earlier familial cases are now thought to be secondary to the common environment rather than common genes.
Dr. Robert Warner
Dr. Robert Warner
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Dr. Inderjit Deol
Agree, Burkitt's lymphoma is not hereditary. It is associated wit EB viral infection. It is a high grade lymphoid tissue cancer.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Burkitt's is a high grade lymphoma, high response rates to combination chemotherapy, sometimes newer agents and radiotherapy.
It is sporadic and not hereditary.

In brief: No.

Burkitt's is a high grade lymphoma, high response rates to combination chemotherapy, sometimes newer agents and radiotherapy.
It is sporadic and not hereditary.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Matthew Fero
Burkitt's lymphoma is also endemic in sub-Saharan Africa where it is related to chronic infection with Epstein Barr virus (EBV), the virus that causes mononucleosis. Though the disease itself is not inherited, there may be a genetic susceptibility in this population.
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