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Has a child ever gotten stomach cancer or pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes-stomach /No-panc

There is a familial type of stomach cancer- which is called hereditary diffuse gastric cancer- due to ecadherin mutation.
Median age is 38 and cancer can develop in teen age. Pancreatic cancer is not a disease in children. In pancreatic ca-the risk developing cancer for an individual with a family history of the disease ranges from 5-10%. However this does not happen in children.

In brief: Yes-stomach /No-panc

There is a familial type of stomach cancer- which is called hereditary diffuse gastric cancer- due to ecadherin mutation.
Median age is 38 and cancer can develop in teen age. Pancreatic cancer is not a disease in children. In pancreatic ca-the risk developing cancer for an individual with a family history of the disease ranges from 5-10%. However this does not happen in children.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Debashish Bose
Children can get both stomach and pancreatic cancers, but it is very rare. The ecadherin (CDH1) associated syndrome is not very relevant to the pediatric population. Kids can get gastric lymphoma, GI stromal tumors and adenocarcinoma. In kids, pancreatoblastoma, a type of embryonal tumor, is most typical, with endocrine, adenocarcinoma and solid pseudopapillary tumors also reported.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No answer

"ever" is not practical to answer. Stomach and pancreatic cancers are not usual in children.
These organs may be involved in cancers of the lymphoid tissues and lymphoid tissue cancers do occur in children.

In brief: No answer

"ever" is not practical to answer. Stomach and pancreatic cancers are not usual in children.
These organs may be involved in cancers of the lymphoid tissues and lymphoid tissue cancers do occur in children.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Debashish Bose
Yes, but exceedingly rarely. Children can develop pancreatoblastoma, ductal adenocarcinoma, endocrine tumors, and soli-pseudopapillary tumors, as well as an array of very rare benign tumors. Children may develop lymphoma of the stomach, as well as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), and adenocarcinoma (the same as is commonly found in adults). So the answer is yes, unfortunately.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes, but it is rare

While childhood cancer is quite rare, many types are described.
If a child has persistent symptoms, they should always be taken to the doctor. But remember- cancers in children are rare.

In brief: Yes, but it is rare

While childhood cancer is quite rare, many types are described.
If a child has persistent symptoms, they should always be taken to the doctor. But remember- cancers in children are rare.
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