28 Jan Who should consider genetic testing for cancer?
Genetic testing can help determine the best treatment options. This testing looks for a sign that you have a disease may be more likely to develop a disease or probably pass on a disease to your children. Testing can be done on samples of skin, hair, blood, and in the case of prenatal testing, amniotic fluid. Dr. Usha M Kumar, the best Cancer Surgeon in India recommends that women who are at high risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer have genetic testing to help determine the prevention and right treatment.
If cancer happens frequently in your family, or you have a past history of cancer, you may at risk for
an inherited form of cancer. Bow the question arises, what are the symptoms determine that who should be
offered genetic testing? Women with the following features should be offered genetic testing or a
a blood test to looks for genes related to breast and ovarian cancer risk:
-Breast cancer before age 50
-Breast cancer in 2 or more relatives
-Breast cancer in both or twice in one breast
-Ovarian cancer at any age
Another genetic syndrome called HNPCC a.k.a Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer Syndrome
or Lynch syndrome is a red flag for these:
-Endometrial (uterine) cancer
-And, urinary, pelvis, biliary tract, small bowel, pancreas, and brain cancers
Got any queries? Please consult Dr. Usha M Kumar – one of the best cancer surgeon in India & Top
oncologists if you should be tested for either of these syndromes which may place you at higher risk
for cancer and ensuring to inform your doctor of your personal and family history of cancer. She will
provide the right cancer treatment and complete Cancer diagnosis in the finest ways to her patients.