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can·cer fam·i·ly

a group of blood relatives, several of whom have had cancer; the mode of aggregation may be genetic and homogeneous, as in familial polyposis of the colon; diverse as in neurofibromatosis; or due to common exposure to a carcinogenic or oncogenic agent, such as a virus.
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cancer family

A group of blood relatives in which cancer has occurred. The cause may be genetic, as in familial cancer, or common exposure to a carcinogenic or oncogenic agent.
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A genetically-linked group of individuals, in whom malignancy occurs with greater-than-expected frequency
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can·cer fam·i·ly

(kan'sĕr fam'i-lē)
A group of blood relatives of whom several have had cancer.
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Patient discussion about cancer family

Q. Is throar cancer hereditary? If it is, like all kinds of cancer? more/less?

A. good point. I;m actually not smoking- and not planning to... thanks, that's good news.

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?

A. If 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.

Q. ) Hello everyone…..breast cancer is genetic to my family as my mom had one surgery. Hello everyone…..breast cancer is genetic to my family as my mom had one surgery. I know I am also on the risk but I am having migraine and I have been told that this reduces the impact of breast cancer….how come? Any clues?

A. You may not have inherited it from your mother. Your father's DNA matters just as much.

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(1) Conditional logistic regression model (paired by maternal age) to explain the occurrence of breast cancer according to the characteristics: age at first pregnancy (years), breast cancer family history, early menarche (age [less than or equal to] 12 vs.
Completed in 2009, lnova's Life with Cancer Family Center consolidates the program's functions and facilitates its goal of helping people face the many challenges of this disease.
Identification of a 14 kb deletion involving the promoter region of BRCA1 in a breast cancer family. Hum Mol Genet 1997;6:1513-7.
He is also past president of ProSeniors Inc's board of trustees and past president of Cancer Family Care's board of trustees.
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Whether responders differed from nonresponders with respect to demographics and other variables such as cancer family history is unknown.
This invaluable information is then submitted to the National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and to the Pancreas Cancer Family Registry at the University of Nebraska.
This group, modeled after adult cancer family caregiver education groups currently underway at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, attempts to reduce feelings of alienation and frustration, while teaching practical skills to students.
HR15 Colonoscopy: Persons with a family history of familial polyposis coli or cancer family syndrome, a) two or more first degree relatives with colon cancer, start colonoscopy at age 35 or 5 yrs less than youngest relative with cancer and continue every 3-5 years.; b) symptomatic patients with one first degree relative with colon cancer, start at age 35 and continue every 3-5 years.
Based on the current US population of 320 million, at least 32 million (10%) have a cancer family history that could influence medical management, with the objective to reduce the burden of cancer.
Valdimarsdottir, "Educational needs about cancer family history and genetic counseling for cancer risk among frontline healthcare clinicians in New York City," Genetics in Medicine, vol.

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