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Myotonic Dystrophy Patients Seek Early Diagnosis of Cancer

December 26, 2011

Genetic diseases are inherited from parents and other close relatives. They are often beyond the control of a person and can occur at any time. Myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD) is one such genetic diseases that are usually associated with progressive weakness and exhaustion of muscles. Therefore, Canadian pharmacies we recommend to patients suffering from MMD to seek early treatment, especially in light of recent studies linking it with a higher risk of cancer compared to people without a medical condition.

MMD patients may be seriously weakened

MMD can effectively damage the tissues and muscles, brain, heart and other organs. This is because the defective RNA sequences are repeated due to genetic defects and deteriorates over time from generation to generation. Although the research provided an opportunity to reverse and stop defective RNA sequences that occur, a realistic treatment plan can be possible only in a few years.

Analytical experiments conducted on animals have been successful in the progression of MMD, but researchers have not yet come up with positive responses to changing trends in humans.

It may be many years before the disease is diagnosed in children and the effects were seen much later, as they mature. With MMD can affect different organs and body functions, Canadian pharmacies say, the proper treatment and monitoring is essential to prevent the onset of a chronic disease.

Study Links Cancer with MMD

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported on the relationship between cancer and MMD patients. The researchers followed 1658 patients suffering from MMD for the period of extension for a period of 30 years from 1977 to 2008. The aim was to check if other diseases have been associated with the disease. These patients were followed until they died, emigrated or were diagnosed with cancer.

Subsequent results clearly indicated 104 patients developed cancer during the analyzed period. According to researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, a risk factor in half compared with the general public of developing cancer is not suffering from MMD. Although 40% of the volunteers died during the period, the duration of the study, which affected 6% of the volunteer group should be regarded as an important conclusion concerning the MMD with an increased risk of cancer.

The researchers were also able to connect with MMD multiple instances of some cancers, like brain cancer, endometrial cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer of the female genital organs, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer and eye cancer. It is obvious from a study of that particular cancer can not be directly related to the SSC, but the overall incidence of cancer is likely to increase.

Currently, people must buy Prednisolone under the supervision of a physician for treatment of children with MMD. The drug helps increase muscle strength so that they can walk better. Cancer can be cured at an early stage, therefore, patients with MMD should be screened for cancer early detection and treatment.

Canadian pharmacies are confident entering the study to find solutions for the MMD, but also people suffering from the disease should begin to undergo cancer screening to pre-empt state. Screening for the isolation of colon cancer can be very useful in avoiding added health problems.


From → Cancer, Public Health

One Comment
  1. Thanks for that cool health tip. I will definitely use it for my son next time 🙂

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