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Is mesothelioma hereditary?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
A new mutation in a gene called bap1 was discovered in august 2011 which predisposes people to develop mesothelioma (and melanoma of the eye.
) people with a strong family history of mesothelioma might carry this gene in their family. To learn more: http://www.Cancer.Gov/newscenter/pressreleases/2011/mesotheliomabap1.

In brief: Possibly
A new mutation in a gene called bap1 was discovered in august 2011 which predisposes people to develop mesothelioma (and melanoma of the eye.
) people with a strong family history of mesothelioma might carry this gene in their family. To learn more: http://www.Cancer.Gov/newscenter/pressreleases/2011/mesotheliomabap1.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Not usually
Mesothelioma is usually due to asbestos exposure, although some have suggested that some cases were due to early polio vaccines contaminated with another virus, sv40.

In brief: Not usually
Mesothelioma is usually due to asbestos exposure, although some have suggested that some cases were due to early polio vaccines contaminated with another virus, sv40.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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