Researchers in Seattle recently released some surprising
They say men may be at a higher risk for developing
advanced prostate cancer if women in their family
have had female cancers.
Martie Salt has the details.
Hi good morning Mr.
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REVEREND WILLIAM DUDLEY FIRST GOT A TOUGH DIAGNOSIS
BACK IN 2008.
HAVING PROSTATE CANCER WAS A HUGE SHOCK, SINCE HE
DIDN'T FEEL SICK.
It was just my doctor thought she needed to do the
She did that exam because I was in that age.
HE STARTED TREATMENT RIGHT AWAY, BUT FOUR YEARS LATER
THE CANCER HAD SPREAD.
SOME OF IT WAS IN HIS BACK.
HE NEEDED SURGERY OR HE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO WALK
They cleaned out the cancer.
They put a rod in and three screws.
And then from there I won't say I had to learn to
walk again but I had to learn to walk again.
REVEREND DUDLEY'S FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF CANCER.
AND NOW A NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDY LED BY THE SEATTLE
CANCER CARE ALLIANCE SHOWS A SURPRISING GENETIC LINK.
This is a big surprising finding and it's new.
It involves many of the same genes that are involved
in breast and ovarian cancer risk.
IN THE STUDY OF NEARLY 700 MEN WITH ADVANCED PROSTATE
CANCER, THEY FOUND ALMOST 12 PERCENT HAD INHERITED
CANCER RISK GENES THAT LIKELY CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR
SOME OF THOSE SAME GENES LIKE BRCA BRACK-ah ONE AND
TWO THAT CONTRIBUTE TO BREAST CANCER ALSO AFFECT MEN.
I think because of the ways these genes were first
identified with families that have breast and ovarian
cancer, it fell through the cracks a little bit in
the importance to men in those families.
DOCTORS SAY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR FAMILY MEMBERS TO SHARE
THAT HISTORY WITH EACH OTHER AND THEIR DOCTORS BECAUSE
EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST
I'M MARTIE SALT, REPORTING.