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G.Q., 20th-century British radiologist. See: Chance fracture.
The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause; random variation within a population


Statistics The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause. See Monte Carlo simulation, Random.


1. That which occurs randomly.
2. An accident.

Patient discussion about chance

Q. What are the chances that my children will have autism? My fiancé and I are planning on having children eventually. In his family, three of the five children have autism. My side is clear. What are the chances of us having a child with autism??

A. Autism is related to several genes and not just one. Therefore you can’t really tell if your children be autistic or not- it depends on how much “autistic genes” you and your fiancé have and how much of it you will inherit to your children. Regardless, you should check out this website:

Q. What are my genetic chances to get arthritis? 3 of my grandparents have arthritis but my parents don't. what are my chances to get it as well?

A. thanks dagmar! how do you get your arthritis info? know any good articles?

Q. What should I expect from my pregnancy for the chances of RA? My mother is having rheumatoid arthritis for the past 23 years. After I was born she started having high muscle aches basically at knees. After diagnosis it was confirmed for RA. She says that this pain and the swelling of knees started after my birth. Now I am pregnant and she remains worried about my pregnancy and the chances of RA. I am too getting worried now with my growing weakness and pain in my joints. What should I expect from my pregnancy for the chances of RA?

A. Savannah, first congratulations for your pregnancy!

Actually RA is an autoimmune disease, the exact cause of RA is still unknown, but many researchers believe that one of the factor is genetic factor. since your mom had been diagnosed with RA, it means that you're in risk of having RA also.

Now that you're pregnant, you need to consult with your doctors about your risk factors. it doesn't always have to be you're also having RA. but during pregnancy, because of the body weight gain, it can make the RA more manifest, because of the weight load the affected joint has to bear.
If you are diagnosed also with RA, you need to consult with your ob-gyn doctor for the drugs of choice that is safe for the pregnancy.

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Slavery, white supremacy and suppression of female sexuality are some of the underlying themes used in Beatrice Chancy to stimulate tension as we relate to the truths that each character represents.
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Chancy disputes the literary, judgments of such recognized Caribbean scholars as Mordecai, Wilson, Mayes, and Shelton, but actually offers little literary analysis of her own.
With hotpot Master Minded disappointing, Colm Murphy's formerly chancy jumper took the honours, but Forpadydeplasterer was anything but discredited in taking the silver six lengths back.
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John Hawthorne in a recent paper takes issue with Lewisian accounts of counterfactuals, when relevant laws of nature are chancy.
A native of Windsor, Nova Scotia, and a seventh-generation Canadian of African and Mi'kmaq heritage, Clarke was composer James Rolfe's librettist for Beatrice Chancy, a particularly successful collaboration that has received four stage productions and a broadcast on CBC television.
Mammoth Lakes were covered with a thin sheet of ice, but not enough for ice fishing, a chancy affair if you aren't experienced at gauging the thickness of the ice.
Paul Roberts's Chancy Guy, cleverly ridden by Lee Stephens, made it three wins on the trot when beating Jimmy Jumbo by a length.
Chancy attended the first forum of this kind four years ago in Australia.
MEANWHILE, Chancy Charly, an odds-on winner at Newcastle (pictured), is expected to make his mark against stronger opposition.