Did you know that it’s’ possible to have a genetic mutation that increases your risk of developing cancer? That’s not to say that having this mutation guarantees you will develop cancer in your lifetime; rather, knowing whether this mutation exists or not allows us to better prepare for or fight against an increased cancer risk.
Hereditary Cancer Gene testing may be suggested for those with a family history of cancer, based on clues such as family members who have developed cancer at an early age, or multiple family members who have developed the same or related cancer types.
This type of testing gives us a clear and comprehensive look at the genes in your DNA, and what they have to tell us about your potential health risks. This is particularly helpful for patients with family histories that may give cause for concern, or those who have undergone other genetic testing without any results.
Taken via blood sample, we turn sequencing data into full reporting to tell what diseases or cancers you may be at a higher risk for, and how to best work against them from ever developing.
For those determined to have an elevated risk of developing cancer, the Calleri Cancer Gene Test may be suggested.
With results from a single blood-draw, this test looks to identify any of 50 types of cancers, including those more rarely screened for, and detect their presence as early as possible. If cancer is detected, the test is also able to indicate where in the body it exists and help your primary healthcare provider begin an actionable treatment plan as early as possible.