Benign Growths and Lesions

Dr Eng mentioned that in general certain benign growths and lesions should not be removed in patients with a PTEN mutation as they tend to regrow even larger (examples were lesions of the mouth, face and hands that have not been seen to become malignant).  Of course, these should be checked and followed by a doctor.  […]

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Lhermitte Duclos Disease and Multiple Hamartoma Syndrome

Lhermitte Duclos Disease is a rare tumor of the cerebellum that grows slowly. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2774918/lhermitteduclos_disease_pg2.html?cat=5

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Mutation of the KILLIN gene is responsible for Cowden like symptoms in people without PTEN mutation

http://www.cleveland.com/medical/index.ssf/2010/12/cleveland_clinic_researchers_h.html

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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The Genetics of PTEN Mutations, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Cancer Screening Protocols

Information including, what is a PTEN mutation, what are the clinical symptoms, how is it diagnosed, how is it inherited, reproductive options for people with the mutation wishing not to pass it on, and cancer screening protocols. http://www.chop.edu/service/hereditary-cancer-predisposition-program/genetic-syndromes-with-cancer-risks/pten-hamartoma-tumor-syndrome.html

May 1, 2011 · PTENLife · No Comments
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Medical Story

Looking back, Tommy’s delivery was long and difficult. When he finally arrived, the doctor was surprised by his high birth weight (he weighed 10 lbs 5 oz). When he was handed to me, I was struck by his beautiful eyes and his forehead — it looked different to me. He was jaundiced, but keeping him […]

April 30, 2011 · PTENLife · 2 Comments
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About Tommy

About Tommy ********************************************************************************* NEW CANCER SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH PTEN MUTATION PUBLISHED 1/12 (SEE TABLE 4) BY THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH ********************************************************************************* Tommy Dabinett  is a sweet and happy 11-year old boy with a full head of black hair and big blue eyes.  When he was born in 2004 we were so happy to be […]

April 30, 2011 · PTENLife · 36 Comments
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Zack’s Story

In the words of his mother, Irene: “Zack was born at 37 1/2 weeks and weighting in at 8 lbs 7 oz. He had jaundice and the doctor was checking his sugar because he was big for an early baby. I was on bed rest for a month because I was going into early labor. […]

April 29, 2011 · PTENLife · 3 Comments
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