Cancer is, unfortunately, common. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year. Genetic testing can play a role in saving both lives and health care dollars (Kaz & Brentnall, 2006). Appropriate cancer screening and other preventative measures improve the lives of patients and their families.
Science is advancing, and our understanding and ability to offer genetic testing for many disorders including hereditary cancer is improving. We strongly recommend that all individuals bank their DNA. It is especially important to consider DNA banking if:
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References:Kaz AM et. al. 2016, Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 12: 670-9 PubMed ID:17130877