If a member of your family is diagnosed with lung cancer, you are naturally concerned, in the first instance, about the person affected by this disease. Later, however, other concerns will often also start to play on your mind. Is it hereditary? Will I get it too? Can I do anything to reduce the risk?
At iGene we deal with heredity and prevention on a daily basis and help you find answers to these kinds of questions.
Lung cancer is a malignant tumour in the lungs and/or airways. Uncontrolled cell division results in a tumour in one of the lungs. Lung cancer affects men and women of various ages. The symptoms often take the form of a tickling cough, shortness of breath, headaches, weight loss, blood during coughing and chest pain.
Genetic predisposition to lung cancer
Your personal risk of lung cancer depends on various factors. One of these is your DNA, but environmental factors and lifestyle also play an important role. To make a statement about your genetic predisposition, we examine mutations (changes or errors) in your DNA.
Preventing lung cancer
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of lung cancer. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent lung cancer. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you directly in your iGene Passport.
Want to reduce your risk of lung cancer?
An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary conditions, including lung cancer. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of lung cancer, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.
A healthy lifestyle thanks to your iGene Passport
For as long as your iGene Passport is active 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 take even more effective steps to prevent lung cancer, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.