Is Breast Cancer Genetic?

Is Breast Cancer Genetic?

Genetics have a big impact on some types of cancer.

Usually, cancer is not inherited, although some types of cancer (breast, uterine, colorectal, and prostate) are affected by genes, and unfortunately, the disease circulates in the family.

Breast cancer, genes and mutations

The most well-known genes are BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2; These genes are quite likely to mutate and therefore significantly increase the risk of developing breast or uterine cancer.

The rate of developing breast cancer or uterine cancer increases greatly if a woman inherits a mutated or abnormal gene from her mother or father (any of these genes, BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2).

The BRCA and PALB2 genes ensure that breast cells grow normally, properly, and that tumor cells do not multiply. However, when one of these genes is mutated, it no longer functions properly in the body, develops abnormally, and increases the risk of developing cancer.

According to statistics, in one out of every 10 clinical cases, genetics is the main cause, ie the patient has an abnormal, mutated form of BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2 genes in the body.

It should be noted that genetics is not always a risk factor, and strange as it may seem to you, many women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

However, most oncologists agree on one thing - when a person has a strong family history of uterine or breast cancer (i.e. this diagnosis is common in the family) it is highly likely that a person carrying a pathological gene will inherit a gene that is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer.

To determine this risk group, an analysis is performed to determine whether the person inherited the gene.

A positive result from a laboratory test means that there is indeed a gene in your body that for some reason is quite possible to cause cancer. In such clinical cases, the oncologist knows the risk in advance and can work out a plan, for example, to change your lifestyle to prevent breast cancer, to schedule regular screening, to choose effective prophylactic methods, treatments, to improve health or to strengthen the immune system.

If all these preventive measures are taken in time, even in the presence of a provocative gene, it is quite possible to avoid cancer or detect it at a very early stage.

When breast cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, its treatment is much simpler - at an early stage the patient is completely cured of breast cancer!

Do not be afraid of a positive result in genetic research, consider the first and main step in defeating cancer.

When research confirms that a person is a gene carrier it means that either cancer will develop or not. Remember, genes only partially determine your health status, and your personal medical history, lifestyle, environment are also important - these tests can minimize these risk factors.

What does I-Lab offer?

I-Lab Laboratory offers genetic testing for breast cancer.

You will receive an accurate answer at the I-Lab - a subsidiary of Health and Tourism International Center and an official partner of the Turkish network of clinics "Acibadem" in Georgia.

You can perform the analysis at any time you want - our laboratory is open every day.

The ultra-modern laboratory follows all the protocols prescribed by the Ministry of Health - a safe and comfortable environment awaits you.

Please note that pre-recording is required.

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