I was tested to see if I have a gene for cancer. but the doctor said I have the gene. My great grand mother died at the age of 71 of ovarian cancer. Now does it mean I have the gene for that cancer, or just any cancer? I don't understand, and does this mean I WILL get cancer? Anyone else been through this. I already have a cyst on my ovary but they said it should dissolve on its own in about 3 months. HELP!! FREAKING OUT HERE!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on May. 11, 2009 in Health
Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:52 PM on May. 11, 2009
Doesn't mean you'll get cancer, it just means you are more likely to get cancer than someone that does not have the gene. The doctor should have explained all of this to you.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:58 PM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by Val504 at 2:03 PM on May. 11, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 7:23 AM on May. 12, 2009
Answer by krisr169 at 11:57 AM on May. 12, 2009