Genetic Testing

 

“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.”   -Jawaharlal Nehru

Who should get tested?

  1. Patients with a personal history of cancer
  2. Patients with a family history of cancer
  3. Patients with a family history of early onset of cancer
  4. Patients with a history of multiple types of cancer

 

Women’s Panel

  • Breast and Ovarian Cancer
  • Melanoma Cancer
  • Bladder and Renal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endrocrine Neoplasia
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Li- Fraumeni Syndrome
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Men’s Panel

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Melanoma Cancer
  • Bladder and Renal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Li- Fraumeni Syndrome
  • Pancreatic Cancer

GET THE FACTS
Breast cancer- Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. An estimated 458,400 breast cancer deaths occurred in women in 2008. (cancer.org)

Ovarian cancer- Ovarian cancer ranks 5th in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A women’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 75. (cancer.org)

Colorectal cancer- The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 20. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States when men and women are considered separately, and second when both sexes are combined. (cancer.org)

Pancreatic Cancer

Roughly 1 in 67 people will develop pancreatic cancer during their lifetime. It accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the United States. (cancer.org)

Prostate Cancer- Approximately 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. It is the second leading cause of death in American men, (cancer.org)

Gastric Cancer- Stomach cancer affects mostly older people, and the risk is higher in men and women. The average risk that a person will develop stomach cancer in their lifetime is about 1 in 111. (cancer.org)

Skin Cancer- Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetimes. (skincancer.org)

WHY A HEREDITARY CANCER ASSESSMENT?

This assessment evaluates an individual’s genetic risk of developing primary inherited cancers over their lifetime. Equipped with the results of this test, alongside medical and family history, a strategy can be created to reduce the risk of developing one of these many types of cancers. Not everyone with a cancer-related mutation will develop cancer.

  • Determines if a patient has genetic mutations that correlate with increased risk of several types of primary inherited cancers
  • Provides information to delay or avert the development of certain cancers
  • Assists physicians in recommending solutions for healthy lifestyle management, medications and/or surgical procedures

 

 

If you are worried about hereditary and genetic risks that you may be pre-dispositioned to, Genetic Testing is the answer for you. By understanding your genes and taking action, you can achieve a higher quality of life and overall Wellness.

 

CA_TileCertain types of Cancer are genetically inherited – they are carried in your genes and pass from one generation to the next. Other types of cancer are not genetic, but seem to reoccur in families. Family members tend to share similar lifestyles and environment, which means they share similar risk factors for particular types of cancer.

The only way to know for sure if you are at risk for cancer is to be tested. At Prana Health we can test to identify your risk of cancer while there is still time to take precautionary action through our Genetic Testing.


 

CV_tileCardiovascular Disease – a disease that affects your heart and blood vessels which can lead to heart attack and stroke. Though the disease is typically the result of lifestyle choices, it can also result from genetic factors.

If you are worried that cardiovascular disease runs in your family, consider taking the Genetic Testing which will give you a comprehensive evaluation of your cholesterol and lipid profile. Combined with your routine cholesterol screening, this test can alert you to your risks of cardiovascular disease while there is still time to take preventive action.


 

SF_TileSexual function is a private matter you may not have discussed with your parents or relatives. If you’re concerned your family’s medical history is connected to your decreased sex drive, you may be right.

Sex hormones change over time, but sometimes they may become unbalanced. Getting genetically tested for Sexual Function will measure the chemicals and proteins in your blood that can identify hormone imbalances that lead to decreased sex drive and will allow for you to discover if hereditary traits are truly limiting your sex life.

 
 

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