Your Cancer Risk Can Be Determined By A Simple Blood Test

Today, more than fifty hereditary cancers have been identified, and a significant portion of them the presence of responsible mutations have been determined by doing genetic test said Prof. Dr. Özlem Er, Medical Oncology Expert from Acıbadem Maslak Hospital. She gave the following information about the subject.

“It is known that the best-known mutations BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer in women and at the same time male breast cancer, prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer. In the case of familial adenomatous polyposis, which begins with a large number of polyps on the colon, APC mutation can be mentioned. People with this mutation have a higher incidence of colorectal cancer at a young age. At the same time, about 10 percent of the thyroid, stomach, small bowel cancers, brain tumors can also occur.”

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