Genetic Risk Assessment for Cancer

Certain cancers tend to occur frequently in families. The most well-known of these cancers is likely breast cancer, but prostate cancers as well as colorectal cancers are also part of known cancer groupings in families. About 10% of these families may have an underlying gene which has changed, increasing the likelihood of making a cancer over an individual’s lifetime. By reviewing family history, the likelihood of having a gene in the family can be estimated. If significant, by performing a blood or saliva test, genes associated with cancer can be discovered. If a cancer related gene is found, certain preventative measures can be taken, both in lifestyle and by medical procedures, to decrease the risk of developing a cancer. We can help analyze the family history and determine if testing is indicated for an individual, and also work through how to best decrease the risk of cancer for an individual.

4848 NE Stallings Drive Ste 100 Nacogdoches TX 75965

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