If a member of your family is diagnosed with prostate 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.
Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate. It starts in the cells of the gland ducts in the prostate and causes changes to the prostate tissue. Doctors can sometimes feel this change as an enlargement or hardening of the prostate. Another term for prostate cancer is carcinoma of the prostate.
Genetic predisposition to prostate cancer
Your personal risk of prostate cancer depends on various factors. One of these is your DNA, but environmental factors and lifestyle also play a role, for example. To make a statement about your genetic predisposition, we examine mutations (changes or errors) in your DNA.
Preventing prostate cancer
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent prostate cancer. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you directly in your iGene Passport.
Want to reduce your risk of prostate 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 prostate cancer. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of prostate 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 prostate cancer, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.