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Preventing throat cancer thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Throat cancer starts in the pharynx. This is made up of three different sections: the nasopharynx, oropharynx and laryngopharynx. A throat tumour generally starts in the mucous membrane and initially the symptoms are unclear. This means that the tumour is often only detected at a late stage. Throat cancer is more common in men than women and usually affects people over the age of 45. Smoking and excessive drinking are significant risk factors. 

Preventing throat cancer thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Throat cancer and heredity

The risk of throat 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 throat cancer.

Preventing throat cancer

Preventing throat cancer

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

Reduce the risk of throat cancer

Want to reduce the risk of throat 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 throat cancer. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of throat 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 throat cancer even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

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