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Lung Cancer genes located!!!!


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This was on the front page of the Kentucky Enquirer this morning. It seems that the Univ of Cincinnati researchers had a stunning medical breakthrough. It seems per the article that researchers lead by UC scientists have located a narrow region of genes that can sharply increase a person's risk of developing lung cancer- America's No 1 cancer killer. The article goes on to say more and you can get it by going into

www.Cincinnati.com then go to The Enquire. It is such an interesting article. I will be calling them tomorrow for I am from a family who's mom, dad and brother all had lc. As you all know so did my Buddy but we were not related by blood but by love......

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Oh my goodness......

I've read the article, and the defective gene strand is on Chromosome 6. A form of Polycystic Kidney Disease is also attributed to defective genes on Chromosome 6.

I can't help but feel that there is great hope for my children now. It has been something I have been very worried about for years.

Its the kind of step forward for which I've prayed for so very, very long.

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My Mom and her siblings all had Lung Cancer. All of her paternal aunts had it, many of her cousins had it. The other thing that goes along with what "ails" my family is Long QT syndrome and Mitral Valve Prolapse, and two forms of connective tissue disorder called Ehler's Danlos Syndrome and Sjogren's Syndrome. There is also something like Crohn's Disease. And the benign brain tumors. That is all on my Mother's side. On my Father's side its breast cancer and Pancreatic Cancer in never drinkers.

Just think....my Dad had to travel across two states to find my Mom... :roll:

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http://www.cincinnati.com/text/local/20 ... 5main.html

I THINK this will take you directly to the article.

Which I just read. Very good article. I like the part about the National Cancer Institute funding the research behind this because until lung cancer deaths drop the overall cancer rate won't look any better. OK, I'm paraphrasing but that's pretty much what it said. What an incentive, but we'll take it, right?

I have wondered, and asked Dave's oncologist this question: OK, so he smoked, fairly heavily, for 20 years, but doesn't it seem so YOUNG to get lung cancer at age 38? I asked him, is there a gene or something that makes people more susceptible to it than other people? and he said, yep, probably is . . . but we don't have a way of knowing about that yet.

Thanks, Norme, for posting this.


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Great news for our families. Still most of the blame is placed on those who have lc with one of his statements that only for SOME people, lc isn't their fault.

A ways to go, but this might help all of our families in the future.



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