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Is neuroblastoma strongly hereditary?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Some are

See http://omim.Org/entry/256700 nb in derived from early fetal tissue & some pts inherit a germline defect or pick it up as a new mutation or gene defect.
It can occur in syndromes of family cancer tendency, all of which point to small defects on various chromasomes and give rise to several types of cancer. Very refined testing is required to separate the ones that are from those that are not.

In brief: Some are

See http://omim.Org/entry/256700 nb in derived from early fetal tissue & some pts inherit a germline defect or pick it up as a new mutation or gene defect.
It can occur in syndromes of family cancer tendency, all of which point to small defects on various chromasomes and give rise to several types of cancer. Very refined testing is required to separate the ones that are from those that are not.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Definitely not. There some syndromes that predispose to cancer incidence, but neuroblastoma is not one.
The younger the child, ie., less than one year old, the better the prognosis.

In brief: No

Definitely not. There some syndromes that predispose to cancer incidence, but neuroblastoma is not one.
The younger the child, ie., less than one year old, the better the prognosis.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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