cancer family


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cancer family

n.
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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The Kickin' Cancer family fun day takes place tomorrow at Alnmouth and Lesbury Cricket Club, Lesbury, Northumberland.
Vicky Inglis, Solving Kids' Cancer family coordinator, said: "The team at Solving Kids' Cancer have been astounded by the success of Mia's fundraising campaign in such a short space of time.
As every one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial,' she captioned.
As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial.
board of Trustees and past President of Cancer Family Care, board of Trustees.
1) using a case-control study design, analyzed data from the Breast Cancer Family Registry to investigate a possible association between low-dose medical radiation exposure and breast cancer risk.
Regrettably, in 'Knowledge regarding basic concepts of hereditary cancers, and the available genetic counselling and testing services: A survey of general practitioners in Johannesburg, South Africa', [8] Van Wyk and colleagues show that while GPs tend to obtain some information on cancer family history from their patients, this is seldom sufficient to assess the risks.
In another study from the Northern California site of the Breast Cancer Family Registry the BRCAl mutation prevalence was 16.
Breast cancer family history was positive in two women found to have nonpathogenic mutations; one of them was diagnosed with uncertain clinical variant associated with favor polymorphism.
Prevalence of self-reported arm morbidity following treatment for breast cancer in the Australian Breast Cancer Family Study.
For the people with cancer family history on one hand they need to realize that although they may suffer from cancer due to hereditary they should avoid unnecessary fear; on the other hand they need to pay more at- tention on the prevention of cancer and try to de- tect diagnose and treat cancer as soon as possible.
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