• Young-onset colon cancers often genetic despite no family history

    10 monthes ago - By Healio

    One in five patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer younger than age 50 showed an inherited genetic predisposition to the disease, yet more than half of these patients lacked a clinical or family history that would typically indicate the need for genetic testing, according to new research.
    “Usually when someone is diagnosed with cancer, if there's no family history of cancer we think the likelihood of an inherited factor is small,” Elena M. Stoffel, MD, MPH, assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and director of the Cancer
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  • How Genetics Contribute to Middle-Age Vision Loss

    How Genetics Contribute to Middle-Age Vision Loss

    10 monthes ago - By Health Status

    Genetic testing shows that genetics can contribute to vision loss in middle-aged people. A study by the University of Edinburgh showed that photoreceptors in middle-aged patients are fundamentally different than those of younger, more healthy family members. This phenomenon is due to the gene RPGR, which can cause eye cells to suffer from X-linked retinitis...
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  • Genetic Testing, A Must for All Young Colon Cancer Patients

    Genetic Testing, A Must for All Young Colon Cancer Patients

    10 monthes ago - By Medindia Health

    Genetic testing is required in all young colon cancer patients. Genetic testing is required even in patients who do not have a strong family history of tumors.
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