DNA Testing for Lung Cancer
Genetic health testing is a physician ordered test in the USA. The physician in question will need to authorise the testing to go ahead by signing the consent forms which we provide inside our sample collection kit.
Lung Cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK after skin cancer, with approximately 31,000 new diagnoses and almost as many deaths occurring each year. Primarily affecting older people, lung cancer is renowned as a smoker’s disease because smoking cigarettes accounts for up to 90% of all lung cancer cases in the UK. As demonstrated by the ratio of diagnosis and death highlighted above, lung cancer patients tend to face a bleak outlook as the disease will often metastasise before its symptoms are identified. In fact, only 25% of lung cancer patients can expect to survive for more than a year after diagnosis, whilst only 7% can anticipate a life beyond five years. As smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer in the vast majority of sufferers, the disease has long thought to be influenced by predominantly environmental factors.
Genetic predisposition DNA testing for lung cancer has proven invaluable in establishing whether genetic factors play a role in its development. Discovering a genetic predisposition to lung cancer could dramatically improve survival rates in patients as it would increase the prospects of making an early diagnosis. DNA testing lung cancer could also lead to more advanced methods of treatment, which would further improve prognoses. To date, researchers have found that there are genetic factors at work in the development of lung cancer generally. In particular, the RGS17 gene has been shown to play a pivotal role in an individual’s susceptibility to the disease, which is typically increased in people whose familial relatives have a history of lung cancer.
For support and more information about lung cancer, please visit the American Cancer Society website.
Genetic Health Testing and The FDA – Important Note
Genetic health testing is a physician ordered test in the USA. The physician in question will need to authorise the testing to go ahead by signing the consent forms which we provide inside our sample collection kit. IBDNA can only offer this test if ordered by your physician and the kit will be send directly to them.
Speak To International Biosciences About DNA Testing Genetic Predisposition for Lung Cancer
International Biosciences provide Genetic Predisposition testing to determine your genetic predisposition for important health conditions including cancers, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes and obesity. Knowing which genetic disorders and diseases you are at risk from will allow you to plan to reduce it by making lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. Contact International Biosciences on1-800-987-923 or click here to email us.