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Cancer Genetics

Hodgkins Lymphoma and Genetics

10/03/2000

Question:

If a parent has Hodgkins lymphoma, can it be passed down to the child?

Answer:

Hodgkins disease does not usually occur more than once in a family. About 5-10% of the time there will be another family member with either Hodgkins disease, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, or a form of leukemia.

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Response by:

Judith A Westman, MD Judith A Westman, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Medical Biochemistry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University