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Old 08-20-2008, 09:01 AM   #1
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Is Hodgkins disease Hereditary??

Just wondering as my Dad had this around age 51 but succumbed to all the recurrences of Hodgkins from the Chemo at age 56.Ironically I had Testicular cancer Stage 1 at age 30 which was 8 years ago.I don't worry about it but it does enter my mind at times.

 
Old 08-21-2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: Is Hodgkins disease Hereditary??

they believe that if there is a genetic cause then siblings have a 1% increased chance of developing the disease but as far as i'm aware no other relatives have the increased risk. however, they also don't know if it envvironmental and if it is then chances are most people were brought up in the same area/house as their siblings so if something in the environment has been the cause then it could is likely to be the same for the sibling.

 
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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Re: Is Hodgkins disease Hereditary??

Hodgkins is 1 of those cancer's that there is no clear answer why some people get while others don't.It still is one of the most curable kinds of cancer's out there even though it wasn't for my Dad.

 
Old 02-14-2009, 12:23 PM   #4
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Re: Is Hodgkins disease Hereditary??

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Hodgkins is 1 of those cancer's that there is no clear answer why some people get while others don't.It still is one of the most curable kinds of cancer's out there even though it wasn't for my Dad.
What was your dads work enviroment? Was he around certain chemicals?? Just wondering if there is anything we can put together...

 
Old 02-28-2009, 03:26 PM   #5
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Re: Is Hodgkins disease Hereditary??

research has shown that hodgkin's is not hereditary, though it is very common amongst siblings. in my experience, my mother and my aunt (her sister) both had hodgkin's,and were both diagnosed at the same time.

 
Old 10-19-2009, 09:49 AM   #6
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Re: Is Hodgkins disease Hereditary??

I'm new here but I was diagnosed at age 28 with type Nodular Sclerosis, stage 3A and 6 years later, my son was diagnosed with the same, stage 3B. We had different doctors as he lived away from me but both sets of docs never, ever heard of a mother and a son getting it. So, go figure! I'm HD free for 21 years, he's 16 years. Unfortunately, this year I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer caused by the radiation treatments.

 
Old 10-19-2009, 09:52 AM   #7
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Re: Is Hodgkins disease Hereditary??

I was diagnosed at age 28 and my son was diagnosed 6 years later. Nobody had ever heard of a mother and a son getting this cancer.

 
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