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Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is rarely hereditary, but is sometimes associated with other hereditary cancer syndromes.  You may benefit from cancer genetic counseling if you have multiple cases of pancreatic cancer in your family.  You may also consider genetic counseling if in addition to pancreatic cancer there is early onset breast or colon cancer, ovarian cancer, or multiple cases of melanoma in your family.

To learn more about White Plains Hospital's pancreatic screening program, click here.

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

A mutation in the APC gene can cause hereditary colon cancer associated with a high number of colon polyps, specifically adenomas.  If you or someone in your family has had more than 20 cumulative adenomatous polyps, a genetic consultation may be beneficial.

Hereditary melanoma

Melanoma is rarely hereditary, but is sometimes associated with other hereditary cancer syndromes.  You may benefit from cancer genetic counseling if you have multiple cases of early onset melanoma in your family.  You may also consider genetic counseling if in addition to melanoma there is early onset breast, ovarian cancer, or pancreatic cancer in your family.

Familial medullary thyroid cancer

A more unusual type of thyroid cancer, called medullary, has in increased likelihood to be hereditary.  This is especially likely if there is a family history of cancers in other endocrine or glandular tissues (pheochromocytomas, carcinoid tumors, parathyroid adenomas or paragangliomas).  Families with tumors like these may benefit from a genetic consultation.
 

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