Knowledge is Power
According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime risk of developing cancer is 42% (1 in 2) in men and 38% (1 in 3) in women.
Inherited genetic mutations play a major role in about five to ten percent of all cancers. Which means that if you have a family member who has cancer, you may have an increased risk of developing or passing on a similar condition. Genetic testing is a tool used to identify those hereditary mutations in our DNA that may indicate a predisposition for certain cancers or health conditions. reveal23 offers predisposition profiling for 94 genes and over 145 cancer and health conditions.
Reference: American Cancer Society 03/01/2016
Why Get Tested?
Why does it matter? How does knowing you have an inherited cancer risk impact your life?
If you know you have a mutation that increases your risk of developing cancer, you and your physician can work to create a personalized health care plan which can include appropriate check-ups and proper preventive screenings. Most importantly this knowledge will help you become motivated and more active in your health journey.
Benefits of Genetic Testing
At reveal23, we encourage healthy lifestyle choices and proper preventive screenings. By combining your genetic information with your family health history, we can help provide guidelines for your primary care physician to use in creating a personalized proactive heath care plan.
We provide advanced and affordable access to genetic testing, a personalized support system, and a lifetime commitment to private and accurate results that you trust.
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Your Genetic Testing Resource
Every person’s unique genetic makeup determines their individual traits. Many of these traits—like the color of our eyes, hair, and skin—are easily observable and are directly linked to specific genes in our DNA.
There are however many other genes that play a significant role in determining traits related to complex physiological functionalities. Mutations in these genes have been associated with higher predisposition to cancer and other adverse health conditions.
Inherited diseases were first linked to chromosomes in the early 1900s. As early as the 1950s, scientists were able to conduct genetic testing to screen individuals for genetic conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis and Down Syndrome. With the introduction of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), the science of genetic testing accelerated into the modern era, where scientist were able to sequence for more than 2000 rare and common condition.
Pre-symptomatic germline genetic testing finds genetic variations that increase a person’s chance of developing specific cancers. This type of genetic testing may help provide information about a person’s risk of developing cancer, and can help in decisions about lifestyle and health care.
reveal23 brings the latest technological advancements in the science of genetic testing directly to the comfort of your home.
Information from genetic testing will help to detect risk for disease, guide strategies for maintaining health, and may help evaluate treatment options for a wide variety of conditions.