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Family prostate cancer? GET CHECKED!

On the day that we published that a new gene, RAD51C, is involved in familial breast cancer, news broke that Bernie Nolan became the third member of pop group The Nolan Sisters to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

In the DKFZ (the German Cancer Research Center), a team working for Professor Kari Hemminki is finding similar results for prostate cancer. If it runs in the family – GET CHECKED.

Dr Andreas Brandt conducted the largest ever study into prostate cancer – checking on over 25,000 prostate cancer patients – where 5,600 had a previous family member diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Men up to an age of 65 years with three affected brothers have a risk that is 23 times higher than those without other family members affected.

You are more at risk if a family member is diagnosed early in life, and less if a dagnosis is late in life.

This is NOT a skew effect where potential sufferers get diagnosed earlier because they get tested earlier. The death rates, unfortunately, prove this.

Prostate cancer has treatment which works better if is administered EARLY.

For family prostate cancer, or breast cancer, or any cancer that seems to run in the family – GET CHECKED!

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April 25, 2010 - Posted by | Andreas Brandt, Kari Hemminki, Prostate cancer, Success

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