Genes transfer information from parents to their offspring. Some diseases are passed along this way. Women with a family history of cancers such as breast, ovarian, uterine, and colon cancer, need to consider genetic screening. It is better to be proactive instead of reactive. Speak with your family members and obtain a detailed history such as the type of cancer and age at which the cancer started. We can review these to see if you qualify for genetic screening. A saliva test is all that is needed. Genetic screening seeks to identify those at risk so they can take steps to ensure that they will not develop the disease they are genetically predisposed to.
To learn more about genetic screening, please call our office at 843-353-2111.