Cancer is normally not hereditary, but a susceptibility that runs in the family causes approximately 5–10% of all cancers. Moreover, nearly all cancers have been found to have rare hereditary forms. Hereditary susceptibility is most commonly identified in breast and ovarian cancer and in families susceptible to colorectal cancer.
If a person is observed to have a hereditary susceptibility to cancer, Docrates Cancer Center can customise a personal monitoring programme for them.
Docrates is the first in Finland to offer Color’s hereditary cancer risk test based on a saliva sample. The Color Test analyses 30 genes which are known to be associated with hereditary susceptibility to cancer. The gene analysis is carried out in the United States and the results will be available in 3 to 6 weeks. Consider the test if there have been many cases of cancer in your family and you are worried about your potential cancer risk. At Docrates, we offer Color’s genetic risk test in connection with an appointment with a specialist in medical genetics.