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Hereditary Factors in adenocarcinoma

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Hello there, so glad I just found this site as I have been suffering much alone. Survived surgery and brachiotherapy physically, however, has taken it's toll emotionally, financially, vocationally, etc. Now, after losing job during medical leave, can not proceed with required check ups for recurrance.

My question is - does anyone know anything about DNA and their markers that contribute to cancer? My concern is that my father had serious cancer and passed away over 30 years ago at the age of 60. I was always my fathers genetic twin (except for the gender) we were exactly alike.

Strangely, I am 56 and desperately thinking that my fate shall be the same as his through no fault of my own, but genetics. I see no other causual factors, as I have been careful with my health all my life, active and a vegetarian since age 14.

Does anyone have a similar idea about genetics?

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Hi tamesabine,

Your question is an interesting one. I do a lot of research on my own and there is a lot to be said for environmental factors. Environmental factors include things we ingest, touch, inhale, how we cook our food, whether we eat from farm or factory, personal hygiene chemicals (in deodorants, hair color, etc), etc. And these environmental factors can actually turn some genes on and off. The China Study even talks about how milk products can turn cancer on. I have learned that my vegetarian status of many years can have a lot of healthy or unhealthy variables to it.

Vitamin D insufficiency is also being heavily considered in the cancer picture these days. Most of us are D deficient.

I hope you can feel empowered to make changes to your diet, exercise, and other environmental factors (like eliminating plastics, BPAs, parabens, pthalates, PPD, etc) to hopefully tip the scale in favor of your survival.

I have a list of videos from researchers on my CSN blog (http://csn.cancer.org/node/198749). Please feel free to visit it to avail yourself of more info. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

Even the President's Cancer Panel says we should not wait to make these changes.

Take care,

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