Hereditary cancer screening
Understanding Hereditary Cancer
Hereditary cancer assessment evaluates a person's genetic risk of developing primary inherited cancers over their lifetime. Physicians can use the results of this test, along with medical and family history, to develop a strategy to reduce the risk of developing one of these many types of cancers. MD GeneticPro testing helps doctors and patients:
• Determine if a patient has genetic mutations that correlate with increased risk of several types of primary inherited cancers
• Provides information to delay or avert the development of certain cancers
• Assists physicians in recommending solutions for healthy lifestyle management, medications and/or surgical procedures.
Benefits of genetic testing
Genetic testing is the ability to detect potentially life-changing health risks ahead of standard testing procedures and diagnosis. There are beneﬁts whether the results are positive or negative for a gene mutation. Having a gene mutation may increase your risk to develop cancer by up to 80%.
Test results can provide a sense of relief from uncertainty or help people make informed decisions about managing their health care.
Hereditary Cancers account for 5-10% of all cancers
Initiate the process of detection and prevention Improves diagnosis and treatment plans for a more personalized approach to medicine
Can inﬂuence reproductive decisions for family planning Customize a personal plan for optimal lifestyle, medical and nutritional changes Identiﬁes increased risk for a multiple cancer diagnosis.