Datar Genetics Ltd will be offering Comprehensive Hereditary Cancer screening from 4th Feb to 11th Feb, 2016 to commemorate World Cancer Day – 4th February.
Hereditary cancer is caused because of the inherited mutations in specific genes. People with such mutations run extremely high risk of developing Cancer.
This screening tests for the risk of various types of cancers such as Breast, Ovarian, Colorectal, Renal, Prostate, Pancreatic, Gastric etc.
Hereditary Cancer Screening is strongly recommended for women who have two or more blood relatives (occurrence in different persons) with Breast/Ovarian Cancer diagnosed at any age.
In men, this screening is recommended for people with personal history of colorectal polyps, obese, smokers, alcoholic etc. and strongly recommended for colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps in any first-degree relative before age 60, or in 2 or more first-degree relatives at any age.
It is very crucial for men to get tested if they have a first-degree relative with male Breast Cancer/Prostate /Colon cancer diagnosed at early age/ a strong family history of colorectal cancer.
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