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Help please! is cancer hereditary?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: In many cases

Some sub-types of common cancers are hereditary such as brca- breast cancer, lynch syndrome (colon cancer).

In brief: In many cases

Some sub-types of common cancers are hereditary such as brca- breast cancer, lynch syndrome (colon cancer).
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is correct. The vast majority of cancers are sporadic. The vast majority of children of people who have a particular cancer do not get that particular cancer.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Sometimes

There are dozens of well-known hereditary cancer syndromes.
The most common ones deal with breast cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer and uterine cancer. Common names of syndromes are brca, fap, hnpcc, and men. If you are concerned about your family history, discuss it with your primary care physician.

In brief: Sometimes

There are dozens of well-known hereditary cancer syndromes.
The most common ones deal with breast cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer and uterine cancer. Common names of syndromes are brca, fap, hnpcc, and men. If you are concerned about your family history, discuss it with your primary care physician.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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