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My sister says she has small bowel lymphoma. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Genetic causes for lymphoma are rare.
There are small demographic groups were certain types of solid cancers are more common. These cohorts of patients are small.

In brief: No

Genetic causes for lymphoma are rare.
There are small demographic groups were certain types of solid cancers are more common. These cohorts of patients are small.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Vast majority of the cancers, including lymphomas, are sporadic.
Unless there is history of multiple family members, in earlier generations, having small bowel lymphoma, your family members are not appreciably more likely to develop the disease.

In brief: Not likely

Vast majority of the cancers, including lymphomas, are sporadic.
Unless there is history of multiple family members, in earlier generations, having small bowel lymphoma, your family members are not appreciably more likely to develop the disease.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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