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Heart tumours plague members of family until Carney complex is diagnosed

Heart problems plagued one family for over 30 years. One member had a large heart tumour, another had a massive stroke and yet another had a stroke while in her 20's resulting in brain damage. Tests continued and it wasn't until another member started developing heart tumours that a doctor diagnosed Carney complex - a genetic disease. The disease is treated by surgical removal of tumours which if undiagnosed can break off and cause strokes or block arteries.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Billings Gazette

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About: Heart tumours plague members of family until Carney complex is diagnosed

Date: 5 May 2004

Source: Billings Gazette

Author: Suzanne Kydland Ady

URL: http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?ts=1&display=rednews/2004/05/05/build/health/30-rare-cancer.inc

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