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    Question about ALS

    Mom's father had 9 siblings. 6 lived long, didn't have ALS, neither their children. 4 including him died young from other causes. Their parents - grandparents of my mom died about 70 years old, no ALS. We know all mom's mothers family, there were no ALS. So these 4 people make my mind not in...
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    hangingon1, I understand all.. Just we don't know full family history, so can't tell it's 100 percent sporadic. That's why I feel so... When I read this forum, it seems so many people have ALS... Here in my country there are about 50 people with ALS. Small country, so small number.. Very small...
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    Thank you very much for your support. I try not to worry about genetics now and take care of mom. She is suprisingly calm. Says: I am not afraid of anything. She is stronger than me. And I am ashamed. I was always crazy about diseases. And this one is above my worst fears. I will ask you advises...
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    EMG confirmed ALS :(
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    Kim, cancer can be find in begining stages and cured... Is always hope and many sucssesfull cases. Its also bad disease but its different.. Mom is not at home these weeks, so why I spend so much time in all this.. When she will be home I wont have time to think about me.. But still.. How stupid...
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    Question about ALS

    Putting Labels on Types of ALS | MDA/ALS Newsmagazine
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    Question about ALS

    Couldn't paste the link so just copied post of one person: "This is not so much a reply as joining your request for information. My father died in 1977 of ALS, his brother (my uncle) in 1975, and now this year my aunt (my father's sister) has been diagnosed with ALS. I, too, wonder about my...
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    Question about ALS

    Let me be silly again.. But I read about cases where people write that their parent got ALS, and later parent's sibling also got it. It became familial from nowhere, as nobody had it in previous generations. My mother doesn't have siblings so... If they where..and where healthy, maybe I would be...
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    Question about ALS

    I don't say that I have ALS. And my mom's symptoms are very serious. Doctors think it's ALS. Yes, maybe I sound silly, but not knowing our family history and being afraid of this disease so much, makes me over paranoid.
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    I didn't mean smoking increase risk for everybody. I ment only for those, whose close relative has ALS.
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