Risk of Developing Secondary Cancers

Dr. Omar Llaguna, Oncologic Surgeon with Miami Cancer Institute, says it is very uncommon to see patients with multiple GI tumors. "We think about hereditary cancer syndromes and these are very specific syndromes that suggest some type of genetic disorder that places them at a very high risk for developing a gastric cancer."

He also explains there are hereditary gastric cancers that if you have a specific genetic mutation, your risk of gastric cancer could be up to 60 to 80 percent, but those are very specific typically rare hereditary conditions.

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