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My grandma has non hodgkin's lymphoma, is it predicted to me to have lymphoma in the future?

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Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: NO IT DOES NOT!

Having a family member with non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) may only put you at a slightly increased risk of getting it yourself.
But most people who get nhl don't have a relative who has had it, so it isn't a major risk factor. Here are some of the other possible risk factors: 1. Immune system deficiency 2. Automimmune disease 3. Exposure to certain chemicals or radiation 5. Certain infections.

In brief: NO IT DOES NOT!

Having a family member with non-hodgkin's lymphoma (nhl) may only put you at a slightly increased risk of getting it yourself.
But most people who get nhl don't have a relative who has had it, so it isn't a major risk factor. Here are some of the other possible risk factors: 1. Immune system deficiency 2. Automimmune disease 3. Exposure to certain chemicals or radiation 5. Certain infections.
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: Unlikely

Any family history of cancer, especially in first degree relatives, may slightly increase the risk, but the chances are still very small.

In brief: Unlikely

Any family history of cancer, especially in first degree relatives, may slightly increase the risk, but the chances are still very small.
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