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May 24th, 2005, 10:43 AM
cab8971's Avatar Veteran
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Ok, I'm no good at coming up with subject lines!

Anyway, here's my question. DH and I have both had cancer and I'm wondering what the chances are of us passing it one to our kids? Does it raise our kids risk of getting it if we both had it? I guess this really is a question to ask our Oncologist next time we go in but I thought I'd see if anyone here knew anything about it. Oh, we both had Hodgkins Lymphoma if that matters at all.


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May 24th, 2005, 10:52 AM
queenofthecastle's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I don't know for sure but I know that if you have cancer in your family then you have a higher chance to get it.

I don't know if that is the same for every cancer though.


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May 24th, 2005, 10:56 AM
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Hmmm I really don't know. I do know that with certain cancers (like breast) they advise people to get tested when they are younger than the standard age for testing if there is a family history of it. It is not to say that they will get it for sure, but the risk is greater (does that make sense?). I think your oncologist would know for sure the chances/risks, particulary with your type of cancer.
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May 24th, 2005, 01:20 PM
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Cancer is a gene that can be passed onto children, just as twins/birth defects BUT the gene can be dormat and skip a few generations. That's the way I understood it.. I could be wrong. Always double check with your Dr. if it's a concern!!

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