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Awareness is
the first step
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Let’s not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness!

Only 5%-10% of all cancers are hereditary, changes in specific gene mutations are passed from one blood relative to another; people who inherit one of these mutated genes are at higher risk. Knowing your family’s health history helps you to take steps to reduce your cancer risk.

Genetic counselling is process of providing comprehensible information about genetics and inherited conditions. The genetic counsellor does a cancer risk assessment based on the information provided by the family which helps them to understand the risk. Counsellors discuss the concerns about genetic testing in addition to possible results, benefits, risks and limitations of the testing.

Genetic Counselling is for those who may have increased risk for developing cancer due to family history, or for people who are diagnosed with cancer and who want to know if it is genetic. A detailed consultation will be covered on cancer screening and prevention strategies.

Gene changes or mutations can lead to hereditary cancer syndromes.

To name a few:

– Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

– Cowden Syndrome

– Lynch syndrome (hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer Syndrome)

– Hereditary Leukemia and Hematologic Malignancies -Syndromes

– Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)

– Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

– Von Hippel-Lindau disease

– Multiple endocrine Neoplasia

Regular screening helps detect cancer early and maximize the chance for successful treatment.

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