While most cancers develop randomly or because of environmental factors and lifestyle choices, we know five to 10 percent of all cancers are hereditary. Genetic mutations can be passed down through generations, and identifying them early could save your life.
“Getting tested is not meant to scare people,” said Kate Hunley, APRN, WHNP-BC, CHI Health Genetics Counselor and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. “It’s intended to be empowering, to be something you can act upon so that cancer doesn’t have to be your fate.”
Whether your results show a need for earlier or more frequent testing, targeted therapies or preventative surgeries, CHI Health has genetics counseling teams across the state to help you make sense of your options, and develop a plan that’s right for you.
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