Genetic Testing Laboratories Inc. offers a DNA test that highlights possible predispositions to some of the most ubiquitous diseases and conditions -- breast cancer included. The company specializes in DNA tests, covering a multitude of specialty tests including ancestral and paternity testing. As the most recent research shows, breast cancer is identifiable through biological details present. Genetic factors undoubtedly influence the onset of breast cancer as well as the treatments necessary to impede the spread of the disease.
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, people acknowledge the impact the disease has on many families worldwide. Stefan A. Long, Executive Director of GTL continues to stress the importance of taking preventative action:
"Our Genetic Predisposition Test offers a private, convenient way for people to understand and assess their genome. Our test covers 25 genetic predispositions to diseases that plague millions of Americans every year, and will continue to do so unless we take preventative action."
According to the National Cancer Institute, children with one parent carrying the autosomal dominant genetic predisposition have a 50 percent chance of inheriting a predisposition to breast cancer. Similarly, based on self-reports and independently verified cases, 83 to 97 percent of those diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of the disease. Because genetics so strongly contribute to the likelihood of a positive breast cancer diagnosis, it is crucial to take action through education and preventative measures.
"The main goal of our DNA Predisposition Test is to help people make informed decisions based on their genetics. While it's impossible to control your genes, it's possible to make changes that keep genetic predispositions at bay," says Long.
To learn more about GTL, visit www.gtldna.com.
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