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.