There are so many cancers that are passed on from one generation to another. Some happen to skip a generation only to surprise the next. Utilizing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), we at LabSolutions, can screen for mutations within a patient’s DNA and determine his or her likelihood of being diagnosed with many different types of cancer. This valuable information can be utilized to make well-informed decisions between the physician and the patient.Explore LabSolutions Predict™ Panels
Cancer is a disorder in which the normal control of cell growth is no longer effective. This is what results in tumors. In cases where the cells are normal, the tumor may not affect the patient, but in cases of metastatic cancer, these abnormal cells combined with their uncontrolled growth cause detrimental problems to the body. Inherited mutations within the DNA may increase a patient’s risk of developing such cancers.
Our molecular testing looks for specific inherited changes (mutations) in a person’s genetic makeup (DNA). These harmful mutations are thought to play a role in 5-10% of cancers. Some of these mutations may be passed down from one or both parents. Often, multiple genetic mutations in a single individual are responsible for the development of hereditary cancers.
Cancer screens can happen earlier and more often
Promotion of body awareness (closer monitoring for signs or symptoms for specific cancers)
Initiation of healthy lifestyle changes
Consideration of preventive medications or surgery if recommended by a healthcare provider