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Types of Cancers Associated with Hereditary Risk
Meeting with an advanced genetics specialist can help you figure out the connection between your family's genes and your risk of disease and whether genetic testing is right for your unique situation.
Genetic testing and counseling are relatively new in the medical field. They have developed around the need to help incorporate family history and identifying genetic markers into modern health care. Some tests are used to confirm a preliminary diagnosis based on symptoms, while others measure your risk of developing a disease even if you are healthy now.
Genetic counseling is an important part of genetic testing. Rachel Gorham will provide the answers to assist you during this time, making sure that you are feeling more informed about the testing and potential abnormal test results, including risk reduction and treatment options. Her focus on genetic testing and counseling are Lynch Syndrome - genetic condition that has a high risk of colon, endometrial, ovary, small intestine, hepatobiliary tract, upper urinary tract, brain, and skin cancer - and Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome. These tests are available for both male and female adult patients, 18 years and older.
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