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Hereditary Cancer Risk Analysis

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A simple and accurate genetic test to determine a healthy adult’s genetic risks for cancer.

 

Did you know that Cancer can be Inherited?

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Most cancers are "sporadic", or seemingly due to random chance and without an identifiable cause. But about 5-10% of certain cancers are due to harmful genetic changes, called mutations, that are passed down through families.¹ These people have a higher risk of developing the disease than those in the general public.

For example, a BRCA1 mutation can increase a woman's chance of breast cancer up to 87% by age 70.2

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Early cancer detection improves survival rates.3,4

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Why you should know your risk?

  • Discover your genetic risk of a particular disease for early prevention and treatment.
  • Detect cancer early improves cancer outcome.
  • Find if you have genes that may pass increased cancer risk to your children.
  • Provide information to guide your health care.

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Who should take this test?

  • Adults (>18 years old) who would like to understand their risk
  • Adults with family history of cancer

 

Genes tested:

GGA Hereditary Cancer Risk Analysis tests 25 genes associated with cancer. These genes are recognized by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) as medically actionable.

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Test process

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Personal Genetic Databank- Package Upgrade

GGA provides different genetic tests according to different categories. You could upgrade your testing package to discover your cardiometabolic risk and check if you are a carrier for certain genetic conditions that may pass onto your offspring (Expanded Carrier Screening).

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References:

1. Pharm Res. 2008 Sep; 25(9): 2097–2116.

2. Lancet. 1994 343:692-5. PMID: 7907678.

3. www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/survival-rates.html

4. www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/understanding-a-breast-cancer-diagnosis/breast-cancer-survival-rates.html

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