Telomeres and Cancer

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Re: Telomeres and Cancer

Postby winterlong » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:15 pm

:clap:
You crack me up Liv. :D
I can imagine in the future, a calming computer voice from a microchip will say...

"Your Telomeres are shortening today. Please make your way to the meditation lounge, and stay there until they reach optimal length again" :P
2002:Ductal cancer in both breasts.Bi lat mast. Bi lat axilla clearance. 1 node involved. Chemo.
2003: Recurrence left mast side, surgery and rads. er+prog+ her2 -. Grade 3 ductal tumour.
2012:Recurrence right mast. side. Lobular. er+ prog - her2 - Rads. Trying aromasin
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Re: Telomeres and Cancer

Postby liv » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:57 pm

:hugs:
thanks for link, so interesting, luv anything to do with chromosomes..

i must be a frayed lacey doily ready for good sams bin :clap:

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dx Apr 2012 Inflammatory Breast Cancer 10cm - Trip Neg.
Adriamycin Doxorubicin (aka red devil) Docetaxel Taxotere/Cyclophosphamide.
6 Chemo finish 13th Aug 2012.. Mastect & Node clear 13/09/12...17/24 nodes bad.
Rads 30/10/12
-start xeloda 7/11/12

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Telomeres and Cancer

Postby winterlong » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:36 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telomere#T ... and_cancer


Really interesting finding about the tips of our chromosomes, called Telomeres, that shorten with age, and cause disease. implications, and applications, still being assessed by scientists.

A great analogy is that the ends are like shoe lace tips that protect the actual lace. when the tips break off, the laces can fray, and not function well.
2002:Ductal cancer in both breasts.Bi lat mast. Bi lat axilla clearance. 1 node involved. Chemo.
2003: Recurrence left mast side, surgery and rads. er+prog+ her2 -. Grade 3 ductal tumour.
2012:Recurrence right mast. side. Lobular. er+ prog - her2 - Rads. Trying aromasin
.


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