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4 Heredity and Genetic Factors 19 of cancer developing in affected people. Several cancers are now commonly associated with HIV infection or AIDS. These include a sarcoma of soft tissues called Kaposi’s sarcoma, lymphomas of the central nervous system, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and cancer of the cervix. Each of these is described and discussed in Part 3 of this book. Similarly, liver cancer is not infectious, but a common precursor of liver cancer is the chronic inflammatory changes in the liver due to hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection.

Certainly, it must be very rare indeed for a malignant tumour to follow such an injury, as these types of injury are very common and sarcomas of this type are rare. 9 Pre-existing Lumps and Benign Tumours In the case of benign tumours, there is sometimes a risk that a benign tumour may become malignant. With some types of benign tumours, such as warts, the risk is negligible. With the common fatty tumour, lipoma, the risk is so small that removal of the lipoma is usually not justified. However, with others, there is a somewhat greater (but still small) risk of malignant change, and surgical removal is usually recommended.

However, in many cases, liver cancer doesn’t develop until at least 20 years after infection. This is known as “the latency period” and is consistent with the clonal origin of cancers, and 5–11 other genetic alterations are required for cancer to develop. The human papillomavirus is sometimes responsible for papillomas or squamous cell carcinomas of the skin or genitals of either sex. It is often transmitted during sexual intercourse and is particularly associated with cancer of the cervix. The latency period for the development of cervical cancer from human papillomavirus is 5–30 years.

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