Oncology (General Cancer)/Brain tumor

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Question
If one person gets a brain tumor can the brain tumor be in that persons child's genes

Answer
Brain tumors are not hereditary (except some that are associated with very rare conditions, like "tuberous sclerosis" or "neurofibromatosis".  And in these cases, you would know you had something long before it ever affected your brain.  The "common" brain tumors are, as far as we know, not hereditary.  Hope this helps.  

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Donald Higby, M.D.

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I can answer almost all questions related to the treatment and natural course of most kinds of cancer, especially cancers of prostate, colon, lung and breast.

Experience

I have been a practicing medical oncologist for 36 years, and have been chief of service at a major medical center for 25 years. I've also done research in cancer treatments.

Organizations
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Publications
New England Journal of Medicine American Journal of Medicine Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Hematology Transfusion Medicine

Education/Credentials
MD, Stanford University Internal Medicine residency, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Medical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Awards and Honors
America's Best Physicians, last 14 years

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