_Asti_ Posted May 19, 2010 Share Posted May 19, 2010 My Mother passed away from cancer in December, a year prior her brother passed away from the same cancer, and her father [my grandpa] had a similar cancer many years ago [but died from a heart attack...] When they asked her if there was anyone in the family with cancer and she listed those two names, they said its most likely genetically linked. My guy lost his Father and Grandmother to leukemia. We've been having conversations lately about doing some sort of genetic testing to see where the two of us stand in terms of being genetically linked with cancer. His Father was 32 when he passed away, diagnosed at 30, which my guy is turning next year. I am due for my yearly physical in June with my GP, and I have been toying with the idea of going through with it. It certainly digs up alot of emotions within me...and I really don't know what the right answer is. What would you do? Would you want to find out? Link to comment
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