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Abbycat2's picture
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Hi, Ladies,

I read this a while back and wanted to share it with you.  My father was 35-years-old when I came to be.

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A father's age at the time of his daughter's birth may affect her risk for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer in adulthood, a new study suggests.

Researchers examined data from more than 133,000 women who took part in a study of California teachers and administrators. Between 1995 and 2010, more than 5,300 of the women were diagnosed with breast cancer, 515 with ovarian cancer and more than 1,100 with endometrial cancer -- cancer of the lining of the uterus.

Compared to women born to fathers aged 25 to 29, those born to fathers younger than age 20 were 35 percent more likely to develop breast cancer and nearly two times more likely to develop ovarian cancer.

On the other hand, those born to fathers aged 30 to 34 had a 25 percent higher risk of endometrial cancer.

The study was scheduled for presentation Monday at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting, held in San Diego. Studies should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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I find this very interesting.  My father was really old when I was born.  He was 48.  He was born on Dec. 13, 1899, so he was almost always the same age as the last two digits of whatever the current year was.  He was even older, 53, when my little brother was born.  I have an older sister who was born when my father was 46, and she has had no cancer yet, but she had two kids, so she had a little break hormonally, where I never got pregnant.

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Kelly's dad was 25 when she was born, so that does not fit her profile.

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My dad was 19 and my mom 16 when I was born.  I guess that would put me at higher risk for breast or ovarian but not necessarily for endometrial.  Although I do have UPSC which is more like ovarian so maybe there is a correlation.



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