familial

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familial

[fə′mil·yəl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or occurring among the members of a family.
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Most diagnoses relied on serologic testing, including the diagnoses for 2 patients who were suspected to have schistosomiasis because of repeated borderline seropositive test results or borderline results plus being part of a familial cluster.
The CASH study provided epidemiological evidence that: (1) breast cancer in familial clusters develops at a relatively early age compared to non-familial breast cancer; (2) bilateral breast cancer occurs more commonly in familial clusters; and (3) familial cases of breast cancer are often associated with cases of ovarian cancer in relatives [3].
An estimated 20% of breast cancer occurs in such familial clusters and it is important to recognize these families, as there are implications for breast cancer screening.

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