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Is sarcoma genetic?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: ACTUALLY IT CAN BE
There are some genetic abnormalities that predispose people to have sarcoma- for instance: li- fraumeni syndrome- where there is 7% risk for sarcoma; gardner syndrome/fap- related to high frequency of intraabdominal desmoid tumor, retinoblastoma is associated with osteosarcoma, rothmund-thomson syndrome (poikiloderma congenitale) is associated with osteosarcoma- etc.

In brief: ACTUALLY IT CAN BE
There are some genetic abnormalities that predispose people to have sarcoma- for instance: li- fraumeni syndrome- where there is 7% risk for sarcoma; gardner syndrome/fap- related to high frequency of intraabdominal desmoid tumor, retinoblastoma is associated with osteosarcoma, rothmund-thomson syndrome (poikiloderma congenitale) is associated with osteosarcoma- etc.
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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Not usually. There are no specific genetic syndromes that predispose pts to sarcoma unlike breast cancer, ovarian, colon cancer etc.
Having said that, there may be some new mutations causing a saroma that may be ocassionally transmitted.

In brief: No
Not usually. There are no specific genetic syndromes that predispose pts to sarcoma unlike breast cancer, ovarian, colon cancer etc.
Having said that, there may be some new mutations causing a saroma that may be ocassionally transmitted.
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