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Definition of Hereditary kidney cancer

Hereditary kidney cancer: Kidney cancer due to a gene than can be transmitted from parent to child. The vast majority of kidney cancer cases are not hereditary, but a small proportion of renal cell cancers are caused by hereditary syndromes.

Among these syndromes are:

All of these syndromes are inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.

Reviewed on 12/21/2018
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