Genetic testing has made huge progress in preventive medicine. These blood tests are very reliable and now patients have the possibility to know whether they are at a certain level of risk concerning illnesses like:
If the results show a high risk for the patient, our physician will propose risk-reduction measures including:
But before doing any of these genetics tests, we advise our patients to have proper counseling with a physician and a geneticist to understand the consequences of such exams and its results. Are some patients ready to know that they have 85% risk to develop a breast cancer? Not all them.