Navigation Links
British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness

, brought her and her siblings up after her mother died, but her childhood memories are of fear, pain and suffering.

"I was told by a relative that because I was my mother's last child and had sucked milk from her breasts, that I would catch the cancer from her milk."

"I didn't miss my mother until I had my own children. Then I realised that you can't have a nice childhood without a mother caring for you. All my friends' mothers plaited their hair but I had to try to plait my own because there was no one to do it for me. I never had a woman in my childhood telling me that she loved me and that I was beautiful, like I tell my daughter."

McQueen has not undergone genetic testing because the NHS requires a living relative with breast cancer to be tested at the same time to confirm the problem gene. Most of her female relatives who contracted the cancer are dead, although she is considering asking her newly diagnosed cousin in the US if she is prepared to undergo testing.

She believes it was her grandfather who, ironically, died of old age at 110, who passed the gene on. He had children with several different women and the majority of his female offspring developed breast cancer.

Martin Ledwick, a cancer information nurse at Cancer Research UK, says that cancers where mutations of the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 play a role are around five per cent of the 41,000 cases diagnosed each year.

"We've identified a couple of genes which we know are implicated in some breast cancers but it's clear that there are others which haven't yet been identified. If you have a large number of first-degree relatives with breast cancer, you don't really need to do a gene test. Women in this category are offered regular screening and some opt to have a bilateral mastectomy."

He says that women with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer are being picked up by health services much more often than
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Designer baby for British couple
2. British Authorities Seize Spurious Drugs
3. Collaborations planned between British Organization and Indian health care industry
4. British Healthcare Mission Explores Partnership Possibilities With Indian Healthcare Sector
5. British Women Flies to India for Treatment of Breast Cancer
6. Sharp Increase In Morning-After Pill Sales Among British Women
7. British company developing ‘Safer Cigarettes
8. British man Recovered from HIV
9. British medical education suffers shortage of bodies
10. Relief For British MS Patients: Cannabis-Based Oral Spray
11. British Scientists Doubt Delhi Doctor’s Stem Cell Claim
Post Your Comments:
(Date:5/3/2015)... BolehVPN ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its ... products available to consumers. Scott Steinberg, a technology expert and ... viewers how to protect their private information. , A lot ... even more so online. It helps everyone stay connected with ... In terms of work, the internet makes things more efficient. ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... MA (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 It is not ... Annual Brain Aneurysm Walk in Memory of Lissa Anne Been ... Lissa organized this great family-friendly event to honor her loving memory. ... its inception. , Just having turned 37, Lissa suffered a ... passed away on August 24, 2012. This event is designed to ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... BC (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 Vancouver fencing ... will now provide valuable advice to prospective clients related to ... are looking to install railings around their decks and patios. ... several questions that pop up once the person rolls up ... phases of installing a railing in finding a gate that ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 We are pleased to announce ... Center as one of the Top Workplaces of 2015. ... addiction treatment field for their ethics and standards of ... to continue their educational efforts. The Delray Recovery Center ... forgetting their purpose – to help individuals heal from ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... TX (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 ... skin laxity issues of the face, neck and ... new concept with real potential for the success ... by the ThermiHealth Clinical Advisory Council, ThermiGyn’s Women’s ... FACOG, FACS, ACGE, concluded that ThermiGyn’s temperature controlled ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A Method to Keep Private Information Secure was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation to Benefit from Arnold, Missouri’s 3rd Annual Brain Aneurysm Walk in Memory of Lissa Anne Been 2Health News:Professional Staff at QS Fencing Company Now Provides Advice on Railings and Gates 2Health News:The Delray Recovery Center Named 2015 Top Workplace 2Health News:Study Demonstrates Efficacy of Temperature Controlled Radiofrequency for Vulvovaginal Laxity 2Health News:Study Demonstrates Efficacy of Temperature Controlled Radiofrequency for Vulvovaginal Laxity 3
... , THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Eating ... in fried foods, baked goods and other prepared meals and ... -- behavior, new research suggests. In conducting the study, ... Medicine analyzed the diet and behavior of 945 men and ...
... DENVER Patients with early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma ... the lungs, may be eligible for aggressive multi-modality therapy ... approaches, and controversy has existed about which approach is ... extensive surgery where surgeons remove the entire diseased lung, ...
... in the gym, surrounded by others, pounding to the beat in ... when it comes to the experience of changing in the locker ... front of others, can be very discomfiting. It,s a complex experience ... than in any other space. "I walk into the change ...
... alcohol consumption has been consistently associated with lower risk ... certain, especially among women. A total of 83,578 ... free of diagnosed cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline ... alcohol consumption were assessed at baseline and updated approximately ...
... there is a clear relationship between androgenetic alopecia (common ... enlargement of the prostate that appears in aging men ... condition appears in 50% of men over 60 year ... In the light of the study published in the ...
... A 21,626-person study published today in the Journal ... rate for children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia ... percent in those diagnosed during the years 1990-1994, to ... "The improved survival is due to using existing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Could Trans Fats Make You Cranky? 2Health News:Pleurectomy/decortication proposed preferred surgical procedure 2Health News:The stress of undress 2Health News:The stress of undress 3Health News:Moderate drinking associated with lower risk of stroke in women 2Health News:A study confirms the correlation between premature alopecia and prostate conditions 2Health News:Largest ever study of childhood ALL shows improving survival 2
(Date:4/30/2015)... Calif. , April 30, 2015  IRIDEX Corporation ... release its first quarter 2015 financial results after the ... In conjunction with the release, the Company will host ... 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May ... quarter and other business developments. Interested parties ...
(Date:4/30/2015)...  Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX ) announced ... results after the market closes on Thursday, May 7, ... be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 4:30 ... To participate in the call, please dial 877-303-1298 (for ... of the teleconference will be available for one week ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... Company plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that Perrigo ... at the 2015 Deutsche Bank 40 th Annual Healthcare Conference ... Hotel in Boston , MA.  ... Joseph C. Papa will present at the Bank of America ... 12, 2015 at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:IRIDEX Announces First Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Release Date 2Cumberland Pharmaceuticals To Announce First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Perrigo Company To Present At Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 2Perrigo Company To Present At Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 3
... tiny, water-resistant monitor captures the data you ... ,Requiring only five electrodes, the DigiTrak ... the entire patient test, which can be ... AA battery. Three channels of ECG recording ...
... biograph 6 offers the ultimate ... diagnosis and treatment in oncology, ... high-quality PET/CT whole body scans ... Our comprehensive suite of clinical ...
... Lunar DPX Duo is a SmartBeam platform ... get measurements of the two most clinical ... seconds, and at a low radiation dose., ... based on Windows, optimizes productivity and ensures ...
... ScImage's PICOMEnterprise is a web-enabled ... custom reporting and custom workflow integration. ... captures, stores, distributes and archives images, ... any DICOM and many non-DICOM devices ...
Medicine Products: