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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: To some extent

Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers.
In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2.

In brief: To some extent

Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers.
In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2.
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