A diagnosis of diseases and genetic susceptibility
Genetic testing - the result does not indicate the current health condition. Detecting the presence of genetic mutation does not equal with disease at a certain moment. It indicates an increased susceptibility to disease, the possibility to get down with disease earlier than the population average, and as the result, necessity to apply a relevant preventive treatment. There is also a high likelihood of passing the mutation on to offspring. It’s worth bearing in mind that disease is not heritable but the susceptibility of its occurrence. Exclusion of mutations does not equal with no cancer at all in this person. The persons, whose carrier susceptibility has been excluded, are exposed to unfavourable impact of environmental factors and a cancer development in older age. susceptibility test for cancer can be carried out by everyone, however, the target group largely consists of persons affected by cancer or those who underwent treatment in order to verify ifthe disease had had a genetic origins and what would be the possibility of passing it on to future offspring. Also, the test is very popular with the relatives of persons suffering from cancer. The result of genetic test is unchangeable, thus there is no need to carry out the test again. Due to the fact that the tested changes occur in every cellbuilding the organism, it does not matter when the test is to be carried out.The result is even unchangeable in the event of disease occurrence. Somatic mutations are the exception, which refer only to cancer tissue and are not heritable.
We recommend multigene susceptibility tests. Single tests are intended for those persons, whose family members were diagnosed with mutation increasing the risk of disease, or are explicitly recommended for testing a particular gene.