ATM gene mutation

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ATM gene mutation

by Ubsueg on Thu Apr 19, 2018 04:34 PM

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Just learned that I have this mutation after genetic testing due to multiple siblings with rare type cancers. Doctors don’t have much information on this mutation...one saying it’s not a big deal but it is concerning... Maybe someone can shed some light on this for me in language I can understand. Thanks in advance

RE: ATM gene mutation

by ToddlerFather on Thu Apr 19, 2018 09:34 PM

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Since this is a mutation that causes cancer predisposition, not cancer per se, the chicken soup response is to increase screening and keep on living. 

What is more concerning, IMHO, is the possibility of coupling with someone with the same mutation; that can be real dangerous to offspring, and should be avoided. 

RE: ATM gene mutation

by Ubsueg on Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:59 AM

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Thank you for you insight. I had not thought about future generations. I will make sure all famiy members who are possibly affected by this mutation know that they must be tested.

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