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Is choriocarcinoma testicular cancer hereditary? I know it could be from defective genes but i didn't think these genes were inherited! help please!

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Somatic mutations

This would be a great time for you to brush up on basic tumor biology.
All tumors (benign and malignant / cancer) result from mutations that take place after we're already multicellular organisms. At most, one of these is inherited ("cancer family" genes). I'm glad you have an inquiring mind. Best wishes.

In brief: Somatic mutations

This would be a great time for you to brush up on basic tumor biology.
All tumors (benign and malignant / cancer) result from mutations that take place after we're already multicellular organisms. At most, one of these is inherited ("cancer family" genes). I'm glad you have an inquiring mind. Best wishes.
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Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology

In brief: No

Testicular cancers, particularly mixed malignant germ cell tumors, of which choriocarcinoma falls into, are not generally inherited but occur sporadically.

In brief: No

Testicular cancers, particularly mixed malignant germ cell tumors, of which choriocarcinoma falls into, are not generally inherited but occur sporadically.
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