Are your genes clean?
Find out if your own DNA is programmed for cancer.
If more than one of your relatives developed
cancer before age 50, you, too, may have a defect hardwired into
your genes. Although only 10 percent of cancers are hereditary,
early onset hints at an inheritance.
It's enough reason
for your family to undergo genetic testing.
If we find a genetic cause in the person
who already has cancer, then we can test you for the specific
gene change, providing a definitive answer as to if you're at
Think an evil gene
has gnawed its way into your family tree?
Seek out a hospital-based certified
genetic counselor prostate, and pancreatic colon, stomach,
cancers can all be inherited. If you opt for testing, insurance
may cover the tab.
Going through proper medical channels
guarantees secure results. Find out if your insurance will
cancel or increase the rates of the policy
based on the results. Long-term care and life insurance,
however, are not subject to the same protections.