Family removes stomachs to prevent deadly cancer

A Minnesota family made the decision to undergo major surgery to prevent cancer after learning about a rare genetic condition from a family member who's now terminally ill. Seven family members had their stomachs removed because the condition puts them at an 80 percent risk of developing potentially deadly gastric cancer.
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A Minnesota family made the decision to undergo major surgery to prevent cancer after learning about a rare genetic condition from a family member who's now terminally ill, KSTP reports.

Seven family members had their stomachs removed because the condition puts them at an 80 percent risk of developing potentially deadly gastric cancer.

Doctors say the procedures can be life saving.

KSTP has the story:

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