first-degree relative

first-degree relative

One's mother, father, or biologically related sister(s) or brother(s). People are more likely to share potentially inherited conditions with first-degree relatives than with other more distantly related family members.
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An adopted baby should be breastfed by the wife or foster woman or a first-degree relative of the family, the guidelines stated.
Certainly there are a number of individuals, such as those with a relative diagnosed at a young age and or with more than one affected first-degree relative, for whom counseling, genetic testing and surveillance may be appropriate," Sud said.
Peripheral blood samples were used as study material for the patient, first-degree relative, and healthy adult groups.
A family history of colorectal cancer in a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or child) increases a person's risk of developing this type of cancer.
A family history of a first-degree relative with sporadic CRC increased the risk by two-to three-fold.
"High risk" was defined as being age 65 or older with one first-degree relative with breast cancer, being age 45 or older with more than one first-degree relative with breast cancer or one first-degree relative younger than 50 who developed breast cancer, age 40 or older with a first-degree relative with bilateral breast cancer, or being diagnosed with atypical ductal or lobular hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ on a prior biopsy.
African American men who are at the age of 45 years and have a first-degree relative (father, brother or son) diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age (younger than 65 years) should undergo screening test.
New consensus guidelines strongly recommend screening colonoscopy for individuals who have at least one first-degree relative with nonhereditary colorectal cancer or advanced adenoma.
Your familial risk of prostate cancer is greatest if you have a first-degree relative (father or brother) who had the disease, especially if they were diagnosed at a relatively young age.
"In the first quarter of 2018 alone, 833 exit permit applications by residents of Gaza were denied by Israel on the grounds that the applicants' 'first-degree relative is a Hamas operative,'" Gisha said in a statement.
50 percent Are the odds of having a stroke if you've a first-degree relative with a history of stroke.
About 3% of patients said they had a sibling with AA, 14% said that another first-degree relative had AA, and 8% said that at least three first-degree relatives had AA.