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My sister says she has endometrial cancer. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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In brief: Possible

But not likely. Most patients with endometrial cancer have risk factors that have to do with estrogen exposure (like early menarche, late menopause).
Only a small percentage are genetic.

In brief: Possible

But not likely. Most patients with endometrial cancer have risk factors that have to do with estrogen exposure (like early menarche, late menopause).
Only a small percentage are genetic.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer can be hereditary but is more commonly linked to obesity.
Families more at risk usually also have a history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer (brca 1 or 2), or colon cancer (hnpcc/lynch syndrome).

In brief: Endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer can be hereditary but is more commonly linked to obesity.
Families more at risk usually also have a history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer (brca 1 or 2), or colon cancer (hnpcc/lynch syndrome).
Dr. John Geisler
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