About Genetics Testing

A Simple Screening Can Make a World of Difference

Our Office now offers a Comprehensive Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment

The Best Time to Fight Cancer is Before it Arrives.

Routine screenings and early detection are among the most effective weapons in fighting cancer. With a screening from Alliance Laboratories, patients can see if they are genetically predisposed to various forms of cancer before signs even exist- and put themselves in a better position to spot possible future problems in their earliest stages.

It’s easy. It’s painless. And it’s here today at Alliance Laboratories.

With a simple saliva sample, a DNA screening can be performed to test for hereditary mutations or cancer syndromes that indicate a possible predisposition to certain types of cancer. Since I in IO cancers are associated with these syndromes, simply being aware of genetic predispositions can give patients an added advantage in preventing, detecting and fighting future cancers.

The sooner that genetic testing for inherited cancer predisposition syndromes is performed, the more likely the patient’s increased risk can be managed effectively.

Effective management is based on professional practice guidelines that are published specifically for patient who have a harmful inherited mutation that increases one’s life time risk of developing cancer. These protocols may include increased use of routine screening (mammograms or colonoscopies) and, depending on the severity of the mutation, may include aggressive options such as prophylactic surgical intervention.

Examples of Common Hereditary Cancer Syndromes:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Cowden Syndrome
  • Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
  • and many others
Risk of Developing Cancer in Individuals with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

83 genes

83 genes known to be associated with an increased risk of cancer developed over a person’s lifetime can be evaluated by our state-of-the-art technology.

Patients who screen positive for inherited cancer predisposition syndromes may be at a higher risk of developing cancer earlier in life. They may also have an increased risk of developing multiple, seemingly unrelated cancers in their lifetime.

Who Should Get Tested?

While testing for an inherited cancer predisposition mutation can be of benefit to a wide range of patients, it is especially recommended for patients who:

  • Develop cancer at young age
  • Have an abnormal family history of cancers
  • Are in an at-risk ethnic population such as Ashkenazi Jews

Comprehensive Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment

“A Simple Screening Can Make A World of Difference”