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    There is an article in the October's issue of Men's Health entitled "Cancer-Proof your Body." One section is "Inheriting a "C" note." It says about TC: "Talk to the men on your mom's side. Your susceptibility may be determined by a mutation on Mom's X-chromosome; inheriting this bad gene could increase your risk by 50 times. If your brother has had TC, you're eight to 10 times more likely to develop it. Genetics accounts for 3 percent of all cases." In my son's case, it was his father who had TC, so my son doesn't even fall in that 3%. One thing we have all learned on this board, don't base your decisions on percentages.
    Spouse: I/O 8/80; embryonal, seminoma, teratoma; RPLND 9/80 - no reoccurrence - HRT 8/80; bladder cancer 11/97; reoccurrence: 4X
    Son: I/O 11/04; embryonal, teratoma; VI; 3XBEP; relapse 5/08; RPLND 6/18/08 - path: mature teratoma

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    Here is the link to the article
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