Displaying 1-10 of 523.

inherited disease

illness to which a person is susceptible because of a gene passed on from his or her parents at birth. See also gene, genetic testing, hereditary cancer syndrome, mutation.

What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer?

... inherited gene defects (mutations) that cause the disease. ... The 2 most common
inherited syndromes linked with ... gene that a person inherits from his ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-risk-factors

Risk factors for colorectal cancer

... The 2 most common inherited syndromes linked with ... APC gene that a person
inherits from his ... People with this disease typically develop hundreds ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-risk-factors-for-crc

What are the risk factors for childhood leukemia?

... chance of getting a disease such as ... Several other genetic disorders (such
as neurofibromatosis ... Certain inherited diseases cause children to be ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemiainchildren/detailedguide/childhood-leukemia-risk-factors

What are the risk factors for bone cancer?

... even several, does not mean that you will get the disease. ... Genetic disorders. ...
Children with certain rare inherited syndromes have an increased risk ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bonecancer/detailedguide/bone-cancer-risk-factors

What are the risk factors for gastrointestinal stromal tumors?

... type 1 (or von Recklinghausen disease): This disease is caused by a defect
in the NF1 gene. This gene change may be inherited from a parent, but ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gastrointestinalstromaltumorgist/detailedguide/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-risk-factors

Cancer Glossary

... Search [he-muh-TAHL-uh-jist]. a doctor who specializes in diseases of the
blood ... See also hereditary cancer syndrome, inherited disease, mutation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=h

What are the risk factors for acute lymphocytic leukemia?

... Inherited syndromes. Acute lymphocytic leukemia does not appear
to be an inherited disease. It does not seem to run in ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/detailedguide/leukemia-acute-lymphocytic-risk-factors

What are the risk factors for brain and spinal cord tumors in ...

... Children with this disease tend to develop blood ... Other inherited conditions
linked with increased risks ... families may have genetic disorders that are ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-children-risk-factors

What are the risk factors for osteosarcoma? | American Cancer ...

... in about 1% of people with Paget disease, usually when ... However, some people
inherit a tendency to develop many ... Inherited cancer syndromes. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/osteosarcoma/detailedguide/osteosarcoma-risk-factors

What are the risk factors for brain and spinal cord tumors? ...

... Other inherited conditions are also linked with increased ... a type of white blood
cell that fights disease. ... of transplanted organs, or diseases such as ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinadults/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-adults-risk-factors