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Do I have to get my DD's tested?

My mom had Thyroid cancer when she was 12yo. They tested me when I was born to see if I carried her gene, and I was negative. My brother just got tested, and he does carry her gene. My question is since I don't carry her gene, does that mean my dd's aren't going to either?

 
knicole0708

Asked by knicole0708 at 9:57 AM on Apr. 13, 2011 in Kids' Health

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Answers (6)
  • I would have them do a simple thyroid blood test yearly. If there is an issue with her thyroid the blood work will identify it first. Better safe then sorry.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:01 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • I'd ask my doctor, or check with webmd on line. And even then I might just get her check for my own peace of mind.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 10:04 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Was the gene not present, or was it just not dominant?

    I personally would test just in case.
    laird6372

    Answer by laird6372 at 10:06 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • I am going to test, just to ease my mind. The gene wasn't present, I think that's what it was.....I am going to get retested myself just to be on the safe side. Thanks ladies
    knicole0708

    Comment by knicole0708 (original poster) at 10:08 AM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • I am not sure I would ask my dr.My mom also has thyroid disorder so I am having my DS and DD tested next week at least it will make me feel better to know, good luck hun!
    Brandy928

    Answer by Brandy928 at 3:40 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Just get the test
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 11:02 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

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