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Is metastatic squamous cell carcinoma genetic?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Genetic component?

There could be genetic component to a squamous cell cancer, although the exact implications on treatment aren't known.
Obviously if there is a strong family history of cancers, or if it strikes someone who is young and/or a non smoker/drinker i would suspect a strong genetic contribution. Without more details, it is hard to say with any certainty.

In brief: Genetic component?

There could be genetic component to a squamous cell cancer, although the exact implications on treatment aren't known.
Obviously if there is a strong family history of cancers, or if it strikes someone who is young and/or a non smoker/drinker i would suspect a strong genetic contribution. Without more details, it is hard to say with any certainty.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No

Generally no. Usually environmental -- such as tobacco and scc lung cancer for instance.

In brief: No

Generally no. Usually environmental -- such as tobacco and scc lung cancer for instance.
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