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I tested positive for a genetic variant of the MSH2 Gene, Lynch Syndrome. My Aunt died of Colon Cancer, My Grandfarther had 4 siblings that had colon cancer and I have a 2nd cousin diagnosed at 50 with colon cancer. We also have other types of cancers.

By Anonymous December 12, 2011 - 9:32am
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I recently had a double masctectomy for lobular invasive cancer. I also have relatives in the same family line that have had more than one type of cancer to deal with. We have had Melanoma (2 cases), Hodgkins (1 case), Thyroid Cancer (1 case and also had 2 blood cancers), Basel Skin Cancer (1 Case), Prostate (1 Case and also had Multiple Myeloma). These are only the cancers that I know of and all on my Mom's side. I'm being advised to have a total hysterectomy along with removal of ovaries, falopian tubes and cervix. I know the important of this Lynch Syndrome Mutation and do want to be proactive, I just want to know what will happen once all female organs are removed. Am I guaranteeing my self a shorter life with no ovaries?

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