12 doctors weighed in:
Is kidney cancer hereditary?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
The vast majority of kidney cancer cases are not inherited (sporadic).
There are a handful of syndromes known to be associated with different types of kidney cancer but they are rare. A well known example is von hippel-lindau syndrome.

In brief: Sometimes
The vast majority of kidney cancer cases are not inherited (sporadic).
There are a handful of syndromes known to be associated with different types of kidney cancer but they are rare. A well known example is von hippel-lindau syndrome.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Can be
Certain hereditary syndromes including von hippel lindau, birt-hogg dube syndrome for example, increase risk of kidney cancer.
These syndromes typically have other manifestations as well. However, the vast majority of kidney cancer is sporadic.

In brief: Can be
Certain hereditary syndromes including von hippel lindau, birt-hogg dube syndrome for example, increase risk of kidney cancer.
These syndromes typically have other manifestations as well. However, the vast majority of kidney cancer is sporadic.
Dr. Matthew Thom
Dr. Matthew Thom
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In brief: Yes
Some types.

In brief: Yes
Some types.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is correct. Several syndromes are known. Most kidney cancers are sporadic.
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