Approximately 5-10% of all cancers are hereditary. The individual is born with a germline mutation that predisposes him to a greater susceptibility to develop a certain tumor.
The diagnosis and genetic counseling in cancers are procedures that are used to diagnose a hereditary predisposition to cancer before it appears and, if the genetic diagnosis is confirmed, to intervene early, avoiding the appearance of said cancer or diagnosing it early in a curable phase.
We are currently witnessing a reorientation of medicine based on prediction and prevention, where the genetic implications of diseases and preventive interventions play a fundamental role in the care process.
The early identification of this group of high-risk people allow them to be treated in a different way. From an individualized assessment of the risk of developing cancer, to strategies for prevention, treatment and adequate follow-up to their risks.
At Oncoavanze we specialize in performing these procedures, which has allowed us to avoid or reduce the severity of the disease in dozens of people.