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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?

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 more

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Brca1 Gene (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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?

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?

Genetic counselor: You and your mom should meet with a genetic counselor. They will sit with you and discuss the family history and draw out a family tree to determine where the risk may be. Check with your local breast cancer center for a referral. ...Read more

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Non calcified lung nodule brac1+ history of breast ca in 08 bilat mastectomy is this nodule ca? Enlarged lymph in neck and axil. Hoarse

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: brca1 gene?

What is the definition or description of: brca1 gene?

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 more

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Is there any risk of immuonmodulation treatment for Crohn's disease in a woman with the brca1 gene?

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

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My mom has the brca1 gene mutation. What is my next step for my sisters?

My mom has the brca1 gene mutation. What is my next step for my sisters?

Get tested: All of your mother's children should be genetically counselled and tested. The same goes for her siblings. ...Read more

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Whats cause and effect of brca1 gene on breast cancer?

Whats cause and effect of brca1 gene on breast cancer?

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 more

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What kind of mutation is present in the brca1 gene in the breast cancer families?

What kind of mutation is present in the brca1 gene in the breast cancer families?

Loss of function: Brca 1 and 2 genes encode proteins than normally repair our dna. When the genes are mutated, the protein they normally make does not work correctly, leading to loss of the ability to fix other dna mutaions, and development of tumors. ...Read more

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Can blacks get tan?

Can blacks get tan?

Yes: Black skin responds to the sun as other skins do. They can develop sunburn and with tanning there is a protective re-arrangement of the pigments in the skin which blacks experience also. ...Read more

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