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Is there a genetic aspect to esophegian cancer and what approach should one take to monitoring ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

The huge majority of esophageal cancers, both squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, show no tendency to run in families.
Unless your physician disagrees, having a family member with this cruel illness is not a reason for you to get endoscoped, or do anything more than anyone else (avoid tobacco, excess alcohol, stay trim, manage reflux).

In brief: No

The huge majority of esophageal cancers, both squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, show no tendency to run in families.
Unless your physician disagrees, having a family member with this cruel illness is not a reason for you to get endoscoped, or do anything more than anyone else (avoid tobacco, excess alcohol, stay trim, manage reflux).
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Esophageal cancer is unlikely to be genetic in origin.
It is most likely due to exposure to major toxins such as tobacco and alcohol.

In brief: No

Esophageal cancer is unlikely to be genetic in origin.
It is most likely due to exposure to major toxins such as tobacco and alcohol.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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