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My boyfriend has been told he has cancer, now l am pregancy with him will l and my baby also have cance?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Age & family history

Age, type of cancer and family history of cancer from both your bf's and your side- are important factors here in calculating the risk for your baby.
The suspicion of certain hereditary cancer syndrome would be higher if a person is diagnosed with cancer at younger age <40 yo; strong family history of cancer that developed at young age and 2-3 or more family members with cancers.

In brief: Age & family history

Age, type of cancer and family history of cancer from both your bf's and your side- are important factors here in calculating the risk for your baby.
The suspicion of certain hereditary cancer syndrome would be higher if a person is diagnosed with cancer at younger age <40 yo; strong family history of cancer that developed at young age and 2-3 or more family members with cancers.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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In brief: Cancer inhereted?

It is highly unlikely that your baby will have any cancer.
It has been documented in a "rare case" that a mother's with leukemia transmitted it to her infant. Bottom line: have an oncologist discussed any possible genetic concerns about your boyfriend's cancer. This will enable you to most likely relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

In brief: Cancer inhereted?

It is highly unlikely that your baby will have any cancer.
It has been documented in a "rare case" that a mother's with leukemia transmitted it to her infant. Bottom line: have an oncologist discussed any possible genetic concerns about your boyfriend's cancer. This will enable you to most likely relax and enjoy your pregnancy.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: No, but

Cancer is not contagious in this way.
Cancer cannot spread by contact--ie contagiousness, but rarely susceptibility some forms of cancer are inheritable. The chances of this are not worth worrying about.

In brief: No, but

Cancer is not contagious in this way.
Cancer cannot spread by contact--ie contagiousness, but rarely susceptibility some forms of cancer are inheritable. The chances of this are not worth worrying about.
David Miller
David Miller
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