Jul 12, 2010 - 4:08 pm
Thanks for writing back to me. I am doing a little research on the internet since we have not got the results back from the DNA testing. The doctor first wanted to do a test for calicum levels as that would be a quicker test and give an indication if the poorly diffuse signet ring cells were inherited.
My question/s if the pathology states that you have poorly differential diffuse signet ring cells from a biopsy does that mean it is automatically the inherited type of gastric cancer?
My brother was diagnosed with this at age 59 last month. But we had another brother who died at age 33. He had been in a fire and was badly burned. He recovered from the burn--but was never 100%. Anyway he too had a bleeding ulcer that he passed away from. They couldn't stop the bleeding. Anyway an autopsy was completed. On the death certificate it stated he had magliant tumors in stomach, pancrease and liver. This was in 1986 could this have been the heritary gastric cancer as well?
Do you think I should tell my other siblings to be tested as well as myself. I am 47 years old. I have a twin sister and one other brother age 56.
Thank you for your reply
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