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Genetic cancer testing at Health Xpress Medical Centers

Genetic cancer testing is a powerful tool for assessing a person’s risk of developing certain types of cancer. By looking for specific genetic and chromosomal changes, this type of testing can provide invaluable information about risks associated with different kinds of cancer. For those with a family history of cancer or who are concerned about their chances of developing the disease, it may be worth considering.

What is Genetic cancer testing?

The Hereditary Cancer Test is one such test used to assess an individual’s risk for various types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, colon, thyroid, prostate, pancreatic, melanoma, sarcoma and kidney cancers. This test looks for specific changes in genes, chromosomes or proteins that may indicate an increased risk for cancer in an individual. It is usually recommended when certain types of cancer run in the family and a gene mutation is suspected.

Benefits of Genetic cancer testing.

The benefits of getting tested are wide-reaching and can help inform decisions around preventive measures or early detection strategies. One of the main advantages to this type of testing is its ability to identify if there are any genetic mutations that could increase risk for certain types of cancers before signs or symptoms appear. This information can be used to inform decisions around lifestyle changes or even medical interventions depending on individual circumstances. Additionally, it can provide peace of mind if results come back negative or create more awareness and consideration around lifestyle choices if results come back positive.

How is Genetic cancer testing done?

At Health Xpress Medical Centers, we offer the Hereditary Cancer Test as part of our comprehensive cancer screening services. This test is done via a simple blood draw and can be completed in just one visit. The results are generally available within two weeks and our team is here to provide counseling and support throughout the process.

Primary Care Providers

Genetic cancer testing can be done by our primary care providers at Health Xpress Medical Center in Las Vegas and Henderson. Our primary care providers can offer this type of testing and can provide personalized advice to help you make informed decisions about your health. Genetic cancer testing is a powerful tool that can be used to assess an individual’s risk of developing certain types of cancers.