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Cancer Screening Overview

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Who doesn’t know someone who was diagnosed with cancer?
What went through their minds when they heard
the
diagnosis?
How serious is it? Is it stage 1? Can I be
c
ured?
What would they have given not to have been diagnosed at all?
CANCER SCREENING EDUCTIONAL OVERVIEW
 
Catching Cancer Early is Critical
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Endometrial
Panae:atic Prostate
 
 
 
 
 
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CATCHING CANCER EARLY IS CRITICAL
 
Introducing PREVENTEST invasive cancer risk pre-
disposition test analyzing 31 Genes linked to 8 of the most
common solid tumor
hereditary cancers
Colorectal
Breast
Ovarian
Endometrial
Prostate
Pancreas
Stomach
Skin
Results of the PREVENTEST may help patients
prevent cancer or catch cancer in its earliest stages
improving survival rates.
To help predict the likelihood that an individual
will develop cancer in his or her lifetime
Not everyone with a cancer-related gene will
develop cancer, but they are at higher risk
than the general population
Why PREVENTEST?
Why PREVENTEST for
Cancer Risk is so important…
Patients who have or had cancer caused by a
genetic mutation are at significant risk for another
related cancer
Family members of patients with cancer are at a
higher risk for developing a related cancer
Preventing Cancer is a much better than being
treated for cancer
Why would I want to know this
information?
Because if you know that you are
genetically pre-disposed to any of these
eight cancers, you can reduce the risk,
detect at the earliest stages, or even
PREVENT the cancer from occurring!
LOOK AT THESE STATISTICS
The Risk for
Cancer is
significantly
increased
with a
Genetic
Mutation
Who may be at risk for developing hereditary cancer and
who should be tested?
People with Personal history of cancer
People with a family member who tested positive for a BRCA
mutation
Family members of patients with cancer are at a higher risk for
developing a related cancer
People with a Family history of cancer: Combination of 1, 2 or 3 Family
members on the same side of the family with a related cancer
(Depending on type cancer and age)
(mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandpa, grandpa, aunt,
uncle, niece, nephew, ½ brother/sister)
This information allows you to work with your medical
professional to develop a
preventative plan!
More frequent cancer
scree
nings
Avoiding specific risk
f
actor
s
Making lifestyle changes to lessen additional
risk
Taking preventive medication
(chemoprevention)
Having risk reducing surgeries in order to reduce their risk