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From: "Pamela Berger" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Cancer genes
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 23:16:05 -0600
If there is a large hospital near you see if they have a Breast Clinic,
which probably offers genetic counseling and screening. I had such testing
done after my diagnosis of breast cancer because I had 3 aunts with breast
cancer and a long-dead great grandmother with an unknown kind of "female
cancer." and I was concerned for my future and the other women of my family.
The results indicated that the genes currently known to be a factor in
breast cancer, BRCA1 and BRCA2, were not found in my case, meaning that my
cancer had someother cause. They do not rule out genetics--I understand a
third gene has been discovered but cannot be tested for yet, and there may
be others still unknown. If the cancer genes had been identified in my
sample, other of my female relatives would have been encouraged to test
also. However, I don't believe this information is carried in mitochondrial
DNA. Perhaps others on the list can speak to that. A cancer center or
perhaps National Institute of Health website could probably direct you to
relevant published articles or studies. --Pam
----- Original Message -----
From: "Derrell Oakley Teat" <>
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 4:42 PM
Subject: [DNA] Cancer genes
> Ann or anyone else...My earlier question did not make sense, boy I do a
> lousy job!
> I'm asking do you know where to find info on cancer genes being passed
> the female lines and if there are any studies ?
> Derrell Oakley Teat
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