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70 yo female w/osteoporosis and family hx of BRCA breast cancer. Ok to Denosumab and Reloxifene therapy together??

70 yo female w/osteoporosis and family hx of BRCA breast cancer. Ok to Denosumab and Reloxifene therapy together??

Yes it is OK: You can take these medicines together. There is no significant interaction or harm. So relax and take them as advised by your doctor. ...Read more

Family History (Definition)

A family history consists of information about disorders suffered by the relatives of a patient. The history can help the patient identify diseases that he or she may be susceptible to, and help the patient to ...Read more


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How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

How does a family history of colon cancer age for routine screening?

Important: Family history of cancer is very important information. If your family history of colon cancer is significant ( multiple family members with colon cancer especially at younger age) -then you would need to be screen for colon cancer- started approximately 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest person in the family got diagnosed with colon cancer.You also need to see a genetician if history +. ...Read more

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Is a family medical history important? 

Is a family medical history important? 

VERY VERY IMPORTANT: Dear bgonzalez, i feel that family history is at least 50% of a patient's evaluation. I still believe that family genetics is greater than 50%, perhaps 70% of my focus on a patients's potentially preventable disease. If there is breast cancer in the family at an early age-more attention to early diagnostic testing is appropriate. Myriad now has certain tests available. See their website, . ...Read more

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Family history of colon cancer. Do I start seeing GI before or at age parent diagnosed?

Family history of colon cancer. Do I start seeing GI before or at age parent diagnosed?

Earlier colonoscopy: If you have a significant family history of colon cancer, you would start your colonoscopy 10 years earlier than the age of the youngest family members diagnosed with colon cancer. Significant history - if there are multiple family members with colon ca; if a very young age of diagnosis of colon ca in some family members; diagnoses of other, associated cancers in family members. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?

Very low: However, I am curious why you ask. I suspect it is because of rectal bleeding (mentioned in your conditions), which is a medical problem you need to get evaluated right away, to find out what is causing it. Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical, and to get properly evaluated for your rectal bleeding and any other medical problems you may have. ...Read more

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What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

Heart disease: Familial disease is only one category of disease. Acquired heart disease has infectious, metabolic, toxic, immunologic, oncologic, endocrine and other causes. ...Read more

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23F. Strong family history of colon cancer. Syncope, h/h 7.4/27.7. Fe studies showed anemia, hematologist referred to GI. Chances of cancer?

23F. Strong family history of colon cancer. Syncope, h/h 7.4/27.7. Fe studies showed anemia, hematologist referred to GI. Chances of cancer?

Low: What is the earliest age which you family members had colon cancer? If you are ten or more years younger than the lowest age of the cancer patient, your risk is very low. Your anemia is more likely due to blood loss in menstrual bleeding. You are doing the right thing by seeking care. Follow your doctors' instructions. ...Read more

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What constitutes a family history of breast cancer? How close must relative be?

What constitutes a family history of breast cancer? How close must relative be?

Family History BC: Hi, medical investigators typically used the gale questionnaire re: breast cancer risk.The questions would be a first degree relative age less than 50 years old who developed breast cancer. A first degree relative with a brca 1 or 2 mutation. Note:both mother and father's side. This model of familial risk for breast cancer is not as reliable as once was thought. Pls seek bc genetic counselor eval. ...Read more

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How common is breast cancer at 25 years of age, with no family history?

How common is breast cancer at 25 years of age, with no family history?

Rare: I have been doing surgery since 1972. In that time I have seen 2 patients under 30. If you have a breast issue see your doctor. ...Read more

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Anyone with advice on avoicing it if family history of rheumatoid arthritis ?

Anyone with advice on avoicing it if family history of rheumatoid arthritis ?

No control: Unfortunately with genetically inherited conditions, there is no way to prevent yourself from being affected if you have the gene defect. However, those who do best are those who have overall good health habits. That means eating right, no smoking, and maintaining an active lifestyle. You should also seek medical advice at the first sign of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Rare occurrence: Any one can get bone cancer.Foot tumors are generally rare no matter what age of patient and family history. Primary bone cancer is not caused by a faulty gene that can be passed down through families. But people who have particular rare genetic syndromes have higher risk of some types of bone cancer than other people.Tumor type usually depends on age of patient. There are always exceptions. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting ovarian cancer at 24? No family history

What are the chances of getting ovarian cancer at 24? No family history

Very unlikely: Ovarian cancer typically occurs in older women, after menopause, with an average age of around 60. It's very rare at your age, although they can also be associated with people with a family history of breast and colon cancers. ...Read more

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I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?

I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?

Not related: Blood thinners don't cause liver problems. The action of blood thinners occurs in the liver. It doesn't harm the liver. If you need a blood thinner, you need a blood thinner! ...Read more

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What's family history most useful for in genetics?

What's family history most useful for in genetics?

Who, what, how: A 3- generation family history helps geneticists answer parents' questions, whether they have an affected child or are planning a pregnancy. A "genogram, " (schematic drawing) shows the pattern of inheritance of the medical/ behavioral/ developmental problems in question, so the risk of other family members' developing the disorder ( now or in future generations) can be explained. ...Read more

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Is a person with family history or mental illness at higher risk of developing an addiction?

Is a person with family history or mental illness at higher risk of developing an addiction?

Depends on MI: Many mental illnesses tend to "run true, " so having a schizophrenic relative increases your risk for schizophrenia. However, a number of illness (e.g., depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, adhd) all may increase one's risk for substance abuse because of increased impulsivity and life dissatisfaction. Fh of alcoholism and/or substance abuse definitely increase one's risk. ...Read more

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Osteoporosis (Definition)

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