Topic: Inherited Mutations

How to get better cancer treatment with germline testing – NEW research!

Published by on August 24, 2022 | Share your thoughts

Can this type of genetic testing help you get better cancer treatment? A new study has proven the value of something that we’ve been doing for many years – in fact, for a decade now! – for our patients to help them get better cancer treatment. There is a type of genetic testing called inherited (germline) mutation testing. This type of sequencing can determine if there are any cancer-related mutations in a person’s body that were inherited genetically. If you know that you have inherited mutations, it becomes possible to then proceed with a very simple testing for early detection – and it also becomes possible to stay up-to-date on the newest targeted treatments that will target your exact mutations, should they ever develop into...
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Did You Inherit Cancer Causing Gene Mutations?

Published by on February 18, 2019 1 Comment

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...
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Early Detection Can Save Your Life! | Newsletter Issue 11

Published by on February 13, 2019 1 Comment

Each year, 9.6 million people die of cancer. In fact, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. But did you know that up to 3.7 million lives could be saved each year through prevention, early detection, and fast & precise treatment? In this issue, we are going to focus on early cancer detection and how Precision Oncology – the most scientifically advanced cancer care available – can help you, and your loved ones, detect cancer as early as possible. CTOAM exists to support cancer patients around the globe to access the very best cancer care available, from anywhere in the world, right where you live. Helping cancer patients and their families to be aware of all their options is crucial to CTOAM’s goal...
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