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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Breast cancer family history increases the risk by 80% when in first-degree relatives, threefold if in two first-degree cases and fourfold if in three or more relatives (8).
Building the cancer family: Family planning in the context of inherited breast and ovarian cancer risk.
An Australian Colon Cancer Family Registry study estimated the 10-year gastric and hepatobiliary cancer risk to be 1% (95% CI: 0.2%-2%), with an SIR of 5.65 (95% CI: 2.32-9.69) (5).
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.
He is also past President of ProSeniors Inc., board of Trustees and past President of Cancer Family Care, board of Trustees.
"As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial.
Director of the Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Family Registry at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
The number of exposed cases was small, making the following risk estimates unstable: none, low (> 8.75 days), high (> 8.75 days), RR without prostate cancer family history 1.0, 0.98 (0.71-1.35), and 0.78 (0.56-1.08), p-trend 0.15, and with a family history, 1.0, 2.06 (1.25-3.38), and 1.36 (0.81-2.26), p-trend 0.04, p-interaction 0.009.
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