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Preventing laryngeal cancer thanks to knowledge of your DNA

The larynx (voice box) plays an important role in separating the windpipe and foodpipe and in voice production. In two-thirds of patients laryngeal cancer starts in the vocal cords. Hoarseness is the main symptom of the disease. Laryngeal cancer mainly affects men and usually develops between the ages of 50 and 70. The prognosis depends on the stage and location of the tumour, but the average five-year survival rate is around 77%.

Preventing laryngeal cancer thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Laryngeal cancer and heredity

The risk of laryngeal cancer is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of laryngeal cancer.

Preventing laryngeal cancer

Preventing laryngeal cancer

Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of laryngeal cancer. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent laryngeal cancer. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.

Reduce the risk of laryngeal cancer

Want to reduce the risk of laryngeal cancer?

An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including laryngeal cancer. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of laryngeal cancer, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.

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If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of laryngeal cancer even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

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