New Gene Shows Non BRCA Patients Could Have Inherited Ovarian Cancer From Their Paternal Grandmothers
This news is of great interest to me and I have been meaning to for some time…
Discovery of a new gene suggests that ovarian cancer that is not caused by a BRCA mutation may be passed on by father’s and paternal grandmothers. As a result this means that those affected are at greater risk if their paternal grandmother and sister(s) has/had ovarian cancer.
This is interesting to me because I do NOT have the BRCA gene mutation, however my paternal grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer and my cancer ‘behaves’ as if it is genetic – aggressive and responsive to treatment.
I wonder then how many of my fellow teal sisters without the BRCA gene have a paternal grandmother with ovarian cancer too? xxx
Let’s see how many of us there are….