Breaking down Cancer by DNA Test

posted on 05/10/2016

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In the past few decades, we’ve made large strides in our understanding of genes and how they affect our health. Scientists are now studying how certain genes may be related to diseases, and also on how complex relationships between genes and the environment can lead to increased risk of certain diseases. Cancer is one of those deadly diseases that can be understood by gene-disease interaction.

The National Cancer Institute also notes that genetics has also shown us how inherited genes, like the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, can predispose some people to develop cancer mutations. BRCA1 is known to suppress cancer by repairing damages in DNA. These damages can occur with ageing and due to environmental factors. Any mutation in these genes can lead to breast cancer in women. Those who inherit a damaged copy of a BRCA1 gene from the parent are more prone to getting cancer.

Whether you have a chance of getting cancer, whether you carry a faulty BRCA1 gene that can be passed on to your children, all these questions can be answered by DNA Health Wellness’s Genetic Predisposition Test. A simple blood test can tell you if you are a carrier of a faulty gene putting you at high risk of developing cancers and other chronic diseases.

 

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