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Brac1 And Brac2
Im 31, I have the brac1 cancer gene. Its been recommended that I have a full hysteromy. I've heard all different things. I go in two weeks for my pre opt how long is surgrey? Do you gain a bunch of weight?
Yes possible: If you have brca i mutation has higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers. ( also pancreatic, male breast, and prostate ca s) your doctor wanted you to have ovaries also removed to prevent future cancer. You also need breast evaluation including MRI biopsy of suspicious areas ) yes some gain weight as the problem is salved eat with out worry! usually about 2 hr surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family history breast cancer, even Mom. 2 cousins got breast cancer but tested negative BRAC1/2. Should I get test. Cancer on both sides family?
Non calcified lung nodule brac1+ history of breast ca in 08 bilat mastectomy is this nodule ca? Enlarged lymph in neck and axil. Hoarse
See your doctor: None of us can answer this question without looking at the scans and examining you in person. This is best answered by your oncologist and surgeon. I highly recommend that you make an appointment and get evaluated and have a conversation with them. Good luck with everything. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevent cancer: The brca1 gene is a tumor suppressor gene, a gene involved in decreasing the likeliness of developing cancer. A mutation in this gene can increase the likelihood of certain cancers including breast and ovarian cancers. For more information see: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/brca. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any risk of immuonmodulation treatment for Crohn's disease in a woman with the brca1 gene?
Jury is out.: There is no solid data on this to my knowledge. There are several potential immunomodulatory treatments ( which probably have their own independent risks ) and they are sometimes used in combination. Reports differ on risk but in general appears to be small and manageable. How this changes with brca1 ? ...Read more
Genetic mutation: Genetic mutation in long arm of chromosome 17 in brca 1 , in 13 brca 2, instead of normal protective proteins which control abnormal growth of cell , repair broken down dna, maintain genetic stability, the abnormal proteins fail to protect, and responsible for 40% inherited breast cancers, 80% of breast & ovarian cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer