health problem that concerns me

Philippines
October 7, 2009 2:56am CST
my mother died of cancer since i was 9. she got it after a blood transfusion 10 years before after having a miscarriage that was on 1985. A year after that transfusion of her I was born. I was quite big before but now im so skinny which shocks most of my friends who havent seen me a couple of years..The same thing also happened to my younger brothers.I'm very much worried. Is there a possibility that i might get the disease as well??.. Pls help me ease my worries through your responses..
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5 responses
@XperImenT (117)
• Canada
12 Oct 09
well i think we need a little more information than what you have provided...first of all what kind of cancer did your mom have? and secondly, how old are you right now? i highly doubt your mother's blood transfusion had anything to do with her cancer...i can't think of a single cancer that is caused by blood transfusion...putting it in simply words...cancer isn't contagious..you can't get it by exchanging blood with someone that does have cancer...i will be able to help you our more if you tell me about the 2 questions i have asked you :)
@Tom728 (176)
• United States
11 Oct 09
Well, everybody has health problems that run in the family. I think I do too. The best thing to do is a little research. Lots of research is being done on cancer and how to cure+prevent it from happening. I know that some cancers are caused by free-radicals in the blood. These are like junk DNA that floats around and builds up. They can cause the body to work against itself. A good way to help the body get rid of these is antioxidants. I know that alot of people back this kind of treatment/prevention. Eating fruits and vegetables plus drinking tea can provide antioxidants. Do some research into prevention and take alot of little steps. Boost your immune system and try to exercise regularly even if it is just a brisk walk or something light. Smoking is bad and so is eating meats and fatty foods but we all need them sometimes. The days of just siting around and waiting for cancer are over now people can try and fight it off. Noone should have to live through that.
@musicman6 (2371)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Yes, definitely, do what these people say, because , even if you do contract it, the sooner it is discovered, the better chance they have of treating it! I know, I had it, but God gave me a sign, I went and took a test, and they discovered it early enough, to where I beat it with chemo and radiation treatments! It has been two years already that I have been in remission, and hopefully it will stay away!
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
7 Oct 09
If I was you, I would book a doctor's appointment right now without delay and ask for a complete check up to set your mind at rest. It is important to remember that just because your mother passed away from cancer does not mean that it will happen to you. Being thin is not enough to warrant a diagnosis of cancer, only a doctor can tell you whether everything is okay. I urge you to do it as soon as you possibly can! Condolences on the loss of your mum...
@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
The best thing for you to do is to consult a doctor. I'm sure he would advice you better than us here. Do what the doctor will say. There would be some laboratory tests for sure to check out whether or not your suspicion is true. Well, I hope that you won't get the disease. I wish you luck and may god bless you with good health.