Mesemene Posted December 3, 2013 Share Posted December 3, 2013 oh fab I am in silver I need this too , I am struggling right now with life and I need to remind myself of all that is around me . mes , funny you should say that , I too am adopted but when I traced my birth mother she told me genetic cancer ran through the family ..so I have to have mammograms every 6 months . Unfortunately, I was adopted out of the country. The only information available was background as far as nationality, age, and that bio parents grandparents "died of natural causes." Since, apparently, that covers everything up to terrorist bombing, it's just not that helpful. Add that 40+ years ago so much less was known about varying conditions and it's kind of scary. This is the first doctor I've had that was proactive about any of it. He's very blunt - but very "into" prevention being better than a cure whenever possible. And his basic stance was to assume the worst as far as genetic weaknesses - and act accordingly to try and balance it out. It's nice to know I have company in this boat, though! Side note: today was first day at health club. So humbled. But crawled away with more determination to get in better shape. Link to comment
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