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Is cancer still considered to run in a family even if every person who got it has a different kind of cancer?

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Cancer syndromes

Yes- can be a syndrome within a family- even with different type of cancer being diagnosed.
There are groupings of cancer seen more frequently together. See your doctor for details and what diagnostic testing /screening needs to be done and at what age should you start.

In brief: Cancer syndromes

Yes- can be a syndrome within a family- even with different type of cancer being diagnosed.
There are groupings of cancer seen more frequently together. See your doctor for details and what diagnostic testing /screening needs to be done and at what age should you start.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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Dr. Ira Salafsky
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Yes

There are several familial syndromes that can have variety of cancers associated with them. Thus even though different cancers are involved they still can be inherited.

In brief: Yes

There are several familial syndromes that can have variety of cancers associated with them. Thus even though different cancers are involved they still can be inherited.
Dr. Ira Salafsky
Dr. Ira Salafsky
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