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Does the susceptibility of prostate cancer to radiation run in families?

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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A man with a brother or father with prostate cancer has double te risk of developing prostate cancer than a man with a negative family history.

In brief: Yes

A man with a brother or father with prostate cancer has double te risk of developing prostate cancer than a man with a negative family history.
Dr. Phillip Porch
Dr. Phillip Porch
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

The ability of radiation to kill the cancer depends on the sensitivity of the cancer and influenced by the extent of cancer and if limited to the gland, and grade of cancer. This varies between individuals even in the same family and does not run in families.

In brief: No

The ability of radiation to kill the cancer depends on the sensitivity of the cancer and influenced by the extent of cancer and if limited to the gland, and grade of cancer. This varies between individuals even in the same family and does not run in families.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Susceptibility

Puzzles me, do you mean doing well with XRT forecast that others in the family will do well, or the opposite, that the side effects in oone family member predict for everyone having bad outcomes.
Frankly, i don;t think either is true. Choice of treatment for prostate cancer is rarely based on fact or data, but intuition and projecting from others experiences plays a huge role.

In brief: Susceptibility

Puzzles me, do you mean doing well with XRT forecast that others in the family will do well, or the opposite, that the side effects in oone family member predict for everyone having bad outcomes.
Frankly, i don;t think either is true. Choice of treatment for prostate cancer is rarely based on fact or data, but intuition and projecting from others experiences plays a huge role.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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