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July 28, 2015, 3:21am

Cancer in their genes

Local advocate works to bring awareness to hereditary causes of colon cancer

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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:14 pm

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Genealogy types might want to add a footnote to branches on their family tree: Know your relative’s cancer history — who had it, where in the body it started and how old they were. It may save your life.

Those words of wisdom come from Anna Leininger, a counselor with St. Paul-based Minnesota Oncology who helps patients determine their genetic risk for cancer.

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3 comments:

  • leonardo85 posted at 2:18 am on Fri, Aug 9, 2013.

    leonardo85 Posts: 231

    It is absolutely true that we have to be aware of the medical history of our family. Even if you have no critical disease in your genes still you need to be careful about your lifestyle. You should only have food that offer health benefits.

     
  • zinos85 posted at 7:43 am on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    zinos85 Posts: 176

    This would definitely increase our awareness level. Keeping the colon healthy is also essential, so stay aware, go for regular check ups and do not forget to cleanse your colon.

     
  • sp posted at 5:35 am on Wed, Jun 12, 2013.

    sp Posts: 60

    If you are scared that you have cancer, a faster way to investigate your body is a full nighthawk radiology. This latest technology is very good, it detects all your body's abnormalities. Of course a few blood tests and other investigations will conclude the same result.

     

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