Genetic Testing for Cancer Predisposition
In some cases where there is an important family history of some types of cancer, the doctor can recommend the patient to perform genetic studies that allow knowing the presence or not of certain genes that can make it more prone to develop the disease.Inherited genetic mutations have a major function in almost 5 to 10% of all cancers. Currently, more than 50 hereditary cancer syndromes have been identified, which are diseases that can predispose people to certain cancers, and that can be identified through these genetic panels.
Thanks to alliances with specialized centers in the United States, the Metropolitano Hospital offers its patients the service of performing these DNA tests and genetic counseling to interpret their results to decide what measures to take based on this information.
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