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Cowden Syndrome

What is Cowden Syndrome?

Cowden Syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by multiple tumor-like growths called hamartomas and an increased risk of certain forms of cancer.

 

Cowden Syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by multiple tumor-like growths called hamartomas and an increased risk of certain forms of cancer.
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Cowdens Syndrome Created by lesley58
Last updated 22 Mar 2010, 09:25 AM

Posted by lesley58
22 Mar 2010, 09:25 AM

I went to Memphis last year and visited Elvis' house. It was very interesting. We also went through Arkansas. We spent 50 days in USA and I got heaps of photos of nearly all your famous icons. Great fun!

Posted by AndreainArkansas
6 Mar 2010, 02:17 PM

I'm so glad you figured it out! I'll go to the site as soon as I finish up catching up email. Wasn't able to be on here yesterday. My husband went to Memphis and left me with both kids and they were somewhat hyper.

Posted by lesley58
4 Mar 2010, 02:05 AM

Found the site have posted a message. It was my fault. I was putting an extra s in the site name. Lesley

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www.cowdensyndromesupport.com Created by AndreainArkansas
Last updated 25 Feb 2010, 05:38 PM

Posted by AndreainArkansas
25 Feb 2010, 05:38 PM

Sure. It is www.cowdensyndromesupport.com I'm hoping it shows up on here since some boards are flukey with what they allow. Hope to see you there.

Posted by karlas202
24 Feb 2010, 07:35 PM

I would prefer to have a specific web site to go to and vent--there is not alot of activity on facebook and there are a lot of posts that are not in English--I can't read a foreign language--unfortunately. Please tell me the e address of your website.

Posted by AndreainArkansas
24 Feb 2010, 07:26 PM

Didn't realize there were groups on Facebook. I wish I hadn't created that site now. $25 down the drain and that's kinda hard since I'm on SSI but anyway my intentions were good. Cleveland is where I wanted to go but with our income it isn't possible. I rely on Arkansas Medicaid for insurance because my dad let his lapse on me in 1986 when I was 9 and it was the beginning of the end for me in being able to be insured. I live in another A state. Arkansas. Betcha we both have accents :) Nice meeting you Karen. If you guys would rather have a site than a group on facebook that one is open. I would even turn it over to someone else (since it is currently paid up for 6 months) to make it look better. I just wanted a central spot for information. Right now we are within a week or two of knowing if my kids have it and if it is positive then I know I will need support but I have yet to find anywhere but here for support and it isn't active.

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An article about our genetic testing experience Created by AndreainArkansas
Last updated 13 Feb 2010, 11:15 PM

Posted by AndreainArkansas
13 Feb 2010, 11:15 PM

P.S. As of right now the article on genetic testing is on the first page about six articles down. The article about growing up with an unknown medical condition is on the second page--it was my second article written for the site. There are several in the middle about the cancers involved as well. If you read them and want to talk with me--need someone to scream with about how insane all the testing and surgeries are-- then please send me a message there. People tend to leave mean comments so I don't look at those. I've only been diagnosed since 2007 but the symptoms began when I was 6. We thought it was just me but the geneticist seems to think my sister also has it and my kids as well. I'm an extremely strrong case in presentation so I'm trying to remember that and not freak out but it is really, really hard, Anyway I've had lots of experiene with the worries of cancer and look forward to maybe seeing at least one of you guys there since this forum isn't very active at all.

Posted by AndreainArkansas
13 Feb 2010, 11:08 PM

I writeon AC to express frustrations with being chronically ill but also to spread the word on our experience with genetic testing and Cowden's. I cannot share individual links but if you look there is a lot about my experiences. I can remember hearing of Cowden's and not knowing for certain I had it until I read others' stories. The MSN group that helped me was taken down so I'm honestly just sharing this with you guys as one person's experience. http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/659001/andrea_rowe.html

Bannayan Riley Ruvalcaba Syndrome Created by jneville23
Last updated 13 Feb 2010, 11:04 PM

Posted by AndreainArkansas
13 Feb 2010, 11:04 PM

From what I have heard it is very similar to Cowden's which I have but one of the differing characteristics is head size is smaller. It basically causes the same things--lots of benign and sometimes cancerous lesions. I'm waiting to see if my 4 year old and 6 year old have Cowden's right now and am already a nervous wreck.

Posted by jneville23
18 Sep 2009, 12:56 AM

My son just got diagnosed with BRR and I am looking for others who are familiar with the genetic disease.

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Cowdens Syndrome

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