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Prevention Through Early Detection
Cancer-causing genes, like other forms of disease, can be passed from generation to generation, yet cancer is a form of inheritance most families don’t like to talk about. Statistics show that if cancer runs in your family, it is better to find out sooner rather than later.
We are pleased to announce a partnership between Austin Family Medicine and Vantari Genetics that will change the course of cancer. Vantari Genetics is a high complexity genetics laboratory in Irvine, CA that specializes in hereditary cancer screening.
Vantari’s Hereditary Cancer Test is a genetic test that allows patients to proactively identify their lifetime risk of developing hereditary cancer. The test reveals cancer-causing mutations in 144 genes across multiple types of cancers including breast, ovarian, colorectal, prostate and pancreatic, among others. By examining the role genetics plays in the development of cancer, a patient can take proactive and preventative measures. Knowing one’s risk is the first step in beating the disease.
Austin Family Medicine is extremely excited to be able to offer the Vantari Hereditary Cancer Panel ( Hereditary Cancer Test ) to our patients, empowering them with their genetic information and changing the course of cancer.
To schedule a time to discuss hereditary cancer risk with an Austin Family Medicine healthcare provider, please call our office at 512.443.9355 (WELL).