Patient discussion about generator

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Q. Can cancer skip every other generation in your family?

Can cancer be so hereditary as to skip every other generation in a family? On my dad's side of the family it seems like it does. Both my great grandmothers on my father's side had cancer (breast cancer and another type) and a great grandfather had cancer as well. My grandparents did not have cancer. My father ended up having cancer out of the three of my grandparents’ children. Me nor any of my cousins have had cancer. Is it possible any of our children will?
A1If there is a BRCA mutation, it does not skip generations. A child of a person with a BRCA mutation has a 50/50 chance of having the mutation. Those who have the mutation can pass it on. Those who do not have the mutation cannot pass it on.
A2There are types of cancer which are hereditary. But they are rare, there is cancer tendency that can run in the family. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have cancer- that also depends the environmental factors. Where do you live, what do you eat? Work? There are many. If you are worried- there are tests that can be made.
A3According to the American Cancer society data, at least one in three of us will develop a cancer at some time in our lives. There are more than 200 types. Some have hereditary components, and some do not (that we know about). Breast cancers may be associated with an inherited factor. You don't mention what other types of cancer are in the family.
So, the answer is yes, cancer could easily skip generations just based on chance alone and not necessarily on any hereditary predisposition. If there is a history of early (younger than the usual age) breast cancers in your family, you could talk to your doctor about screening tests to see if you or the children need closer monitoring.

Q. What alternatives are there for DDD.De generative Disc Disease?

I can't sit upright for long periods of time, at times the symptoms are worse and then days and weeks where I feel fine. When I lean into my right legit alleviates it a little but it is excruciating when I shift weight. I also have to sleep with a pillow between my legs and have to shift frequently.I have a lot of strength in my legs and back. But if I stuck in my stomach more and curve my like doing a crunch. the pain is fine.
ADegenerative disc disease can often be successfully treated without surgery. One or a combination of treatments such as Physical therapy, chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT), osteopathic manipulation, anti-inflammatory medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, chiropractic treatments, Traction (orthopedics), or spinal injections often provide adequate relief of these troubling symptoms.
The option of surgery may be recommended if the conservative treatment options do not provide relief within 2 to 3 months. If leg or back pain limits normal activity, if there is weakness or numbness in the legs, if it is difficult to walk or stand, or if medication or physical therapy are ineffective, surgery may be necessary. You should dicucss this with an orthopedic surgeon.

Q. Hi I have pain in my knee since 3 years that I thought was generated by weight excess

I've lost 28kg but the pain is still here, went to the doctor and he diagnosed a meniscus degenerated (direct translation from spanish, could be incorrect). He told me that there is nothing to do about that and that surgery won't help. My problem is that I love running and I can not do it anymore, everytime I try I start having pain in the back side of my knee and it last for days. I'd love to hear about alternatives Roberto
A1Toberro, go to a GOOD health food store and get "Comfrey ointment". Rub this on your knee 2-3 times a day and see how you feel after a month of doing this. I have cured myself of carpal tunnel to avoid surgery doing this and it has also helped me with lower back pain! If you really want to feel better, stop eating any milk or cheese products and sugar! That all contributes to inflammation which arthritis is all about! Be well! :)
A2It sounds like you have arthritis-arthritis is a degenerative disease of the muscles/joints that come with age.There is no cure at this time-you can take meds for pain/and there are drugs that can slow down the progression of the disease.People who have arthritis have to modify there daily activity--they also have to give the afective joint rest during the day-running is no good for you--your DR. is right with his diagnosis. Alternative meds may help,but they will not cure you.they my help with inflamation/pain---mrfoot56
A3knee problems is a common one. to avoid that problem (i also run but went to a orthopedist right when the pain started) you can do sports that strengthen the muscles but doesn't pressure the knees like swimming and rollerskating.
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