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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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

... of the more well-known disorders include: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (von
Recklinghausen disease): This is the ... It is often inherited from a parent, but ...


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. ...


What are the risk factors for osteosarcoma?

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


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 ...


What are the risk factors for stomach cancer?

... of their stomach removed to treat non-cancerous diseases such as ... Because
this disease is very rare, it is not known ... Inherited cancer syndromes. ...