Friday, December 11, 2009

Cancer Prevention

Two sisters with a rare hereditary condition have went under the knife to have their stomachs removed to lessen the risk of developing cancer.Meeta and Ravindra Singh were born with a mutant E-cadherin gene, that is so rare only 100 families in the world has it, the Telegraph reports.Their father, two uncles, grandmother and cousin have all died because of the cancer-causing gene.Doctors say the sisters will live a normal life without stomachs. There are some limitations: They can only eat about 10 mouthfuls of food per meal, but after a year, a small pouch will form allowing them to eat more.


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