Saturday, 15 December 2007

Men carry breast cancer genes also

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Think breast cancer can only strike women? Many men also have the gene for breast cancer as well, giving them a heightened risk for the condition of cancer (not necessarily breast cancer).

It's always a good idea to know the cancer history of your family, from great grandparents on up, both male and female. Knowing that you may have a family history of cancer may make some people take different lifestyle choices to avoid any unneeded risk, which is a good thing.

This is even a standard medical medical question asked on about any form you fill out at a doctor's office or hospital, but my guess is that most answers are somewhat flippant.


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