While most cancers happen by chance due to a variety of factors, about 10% of the time, cancer is linked to a single change in a gene, or mutation, that has been passed down from family members. This is referred to as hereditary cancer. A person who has inherited a gene mutation associated with hereditary cancer will not necessarily get cancer, but he or she is at a higher risk than those without a gene mutation. People with a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have risks of up to 87% for developing breast cancer and up to 44% for developing ovarian cancer by age 70. Women’s Excellence is pleased to offer hereditary cancer testing (genetic testing) to help women identify gene mutations that may lead to certain cancers.
Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, President of Women’s Excellence makes preventative care a top priority for patients at Women’s Excellence.
“We’ve all heard the saying “Knowledge is Power”, and that is exactly the mantra behind hereditary cancer testing” says Zaidan. “Depending on your results, hereditary cancer testing provides us the information we need to create a proactive plan of care. For example, if a patient is positive for certain gene mutations, we may be able to overcome insurance barriers to allow for screening at a much earlier age. This quick and efficient tool can help save lives, and we’re proud to offer this advanced service at Women’s Excellence!”.
Hereditary cancer testing (genetic testing) is a simple in-office blood test that is analyzed by a specialized laboratory.
To be eligible for genetic testing, patients need to identify their hereditary cancer risk. Women’s Excellence offers a quick risk assessment survey. Once the assessment has been completed, Women’s Excellence will contact you within 72 hours to notify you on your eligibility for genetic testing.
About Women’s Excellence
Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan. Additionally, they specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, oncology, and midwifery services. Women’s Excellence is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation with cutting edge technologies utilizing robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgical options when possible. The knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence focus on patient-centered processes to deliver the highest quality of care. They are affiliated with most insurances. They offer seamless medical record access via a state-of-the-art patient portal and use the latest technology for record keeping and sharing, making the patient experience easier and more efficient. Women’s Excellence is taking new patients and is conveniently located throughout southeastern Michigan in Clarkston, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Rochester, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield. Women’s Excellence is also a proud partner of Detroit’s longstanding radio network, WJR 760AM, providing expert women’s health news and information. For more information, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com.