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Questions about genetics and cancer

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My maternal grandmother died of uterine cancer in 1975. I found out yesterday that my maternal grandfather has skin cancer on his lip and needs surgery. My mother’s family has a history of low white blood cell count, plus anemia in the women. My sister inherited the anemia, and I inherited the low white blood cell count. How susceptible does this make me to getting cancer in the future? Does white cell count have anything to do with cancer risk?
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Personally I believe it has a lot to do with how you live, what you eat, smoking, environment, job, vaccines and all allopathic medicine, living style in general, and maybe partly with genes.

I don't know about the low white blood cell count. Doesn't it usually show that there is an infection somewhere? But how low is it and what is normal? Maybe 'normal' is not the same for everyone and yet it is 'normal' for your family?

Uterine cancer, who knows what was the cause? Asbestos Kotex? Dioxin Tampons? Radiation for heavy bleeding which they did back then.

Skin cancer of the lip is often from chewing tobacco or smoking pipes.

See what I mean about living style?
I see what you mean. I probably live better than 90% of my family. I don't smoke, I rarely drink, I exercise, I eat healthy foods, etc.

About the low white blood cell count, yes, it normally means some kind of infection. The docs did a whole workup on my mom for it, even checking for leukemia. They didn't find anything. So as far as we can tell, it's not an infection, but it does leave those of us with this problem very succeptable to illness. I get sick very easily. Being sickly has turned my mom into somewhat of a hypochondriac - everything that comes along she thinks she has it.
I don't know a lot about the white blood cell count part... Sounds like a pain! I wonder what a naturopathic doctor would say?
I have a high risk of breast cancer... my mom passed away when she was 28. Her mother had ovarian cancer as well.
The risks are higher than for the regular population... but only 25 % of people who get breast cancer were genetically at risk.
I agree completely with Gitti. A lot has to do with your lifestyle.Keeping active, eating well and avoiding chemicals and such are a great start!
See a homeopath to get on a constitutional remedy, it will decrease your likely hood of cancer and can cure cancer if you have it. Think Positive, familial history isn't everything!

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And doesn't breastfeeding lower the uterine cancer risk as well? I have a fifteen-month-old nursling and more to come if I have anything to say about it!
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Actually, some people are using colostrum and breastmilk to *cure* cancer!!!
Personally I love the Gary Null site. You may want to take a look at his DVD Previews.

Scroll down to the bottom to start each one. They have one about cancer but I can't remember which one it is.
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