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Can your child be born with a cancer already growing inside him?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A few tumors, e.g.
Teratomas, may be present at birth. Some childhood tumors that may present in a neonate could be presumed to have started before birth, e.g., neuroblastoma. Some vascular tumors. Though not cancerous, develop in utero and are present at birth.

In brief: Yes
A few tumors, e.g.
Teratomas, may be present at birth. Some childhood tumors that may present in a neonate could be presumed to have started before birth, e.g., neuroblastoma. Some vascular tumors. Though not cancerous, develop in utero and are present at birth.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: While the incidence
Is tiny, lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma, retinoblastoma and wilms can be present before birth.
Some in-born errors in development are serious enough to cause incomplete development and in utero demise leading to spontaneous abortion (miscarriage to those not liking the medical term).

In brief: While the incidence
Is tiny, lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma, retinoblastoma and wilms can be present before birth.
Some in-born errors in development are serious enough to cause incomplete development and in utero demise leading to spontaneous abortion (miscarriage to those not liking the medical term).
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Robert Warner
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
This isn't very common, but some cancers begin growing while in utero.
Benign taratomas are the most common sited, but malignant tumors have been recorded.

In brief: Yes
This isn't very common, but some cancers begin growing while in utero.
Benign taratomas are the most common sited, but malignant tumors have been recorded.
Dr. Robert Warner
Dr. Robert Warner
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