Many of us have had a blood relative with cancer. If you inherited certain causing genetic mutations, it can increase your chances of developing cancer as well.
Two Types of Inherited Mutations
There are two types of inherited mutations that could affect you for cancer.
1. Germline Inherited: These are inherited through the family germline, affecting many generations. They’re relatively rare, connected with causing 10 -15% of cancers.
2. Somatic Inherited: In contrast, the other type of inherited mutation is only present in that person – and not their family. So, with this kind, there is no previous family history of cancer. Most cancers are caused by this type of inheritance. Inherited Mutations with NO Family History
This type of inherited mutation occurs when the specific sperm or egg that produced the person is damaged: it contains mutations that cause cancer in the individual, but which are not passed on to their children or present in other family members. This is a similar mechanism that produces diseases such as down syndrome.
If you are under 50 yrs old and have cancer, but no family history of cancer, you likely have this type of inherited mutation.
→ Please note: Since traditional genetics has not yet defined a term for a tissue specific mutation that’s inherited to a single generation, we coined the term “somatic inheritance”.
Find Out if You Have Inherited Mutations
The good news? Once you know if you have a potentially cancer causing mutation, there are some simple preventative measures you can take. Further, while cancers based on inherited mutations do not respond well to standard chemotherapy, they do respond very well to drugs that target the specific mutations.
Wouldn’t it be good to know if you carry any of these known inherited mutations – so you can start taking action and ensure you have the best chance of a long and healthy life?
This information can save you years of invasive screening processes (like colonoscopies) and chronic anxiety as you wonder ‘when’ you will develop cancer yourself. Because, you may not even have that mutation – and if you do, you can now get a state-of-the-art, personalized prevention program including genetic monitoring with a simple, affordable blood test.
A liquid biopsy can monitor your inherited genes with extreme accuracy. It’s able to detect cancer much earlier than any imaging or screening process.
When Cancer is Detected EARLY, Your Chances of Recovering From It are Proven to be Much, Much Higher.
What is the Best Inherited Mutations Test?
You may have seen that some genetic testing companies that started out specializing in ancestry, such as 23 and Me, are now branching out into genetic testing for inherited cancers.
However, these tests give incomplete information and are not always accurate. If you want to find out if you have any genetic predispositions to cancer, we strongly encourage you to use a test that provides the most accurate results. It is important that your results are analyzed by an expert, not a computer program.
There have also been privacy concerns with these companies being obligated to share information on patient test results with insurance companies who can then deny medical coverage.
Testing with a Canada-based medical company, like CTOAM, ensures that your genetic sequencing data receives with the highest level of privacy and protection. Your genetic sequencing results are never shared with anyone without your direct consent.
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You gain priceless peace of mind about your chances of developing an inherited cancer, as well as personalized recommendations for your best path to prevent cancer.
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