Learn about your inherited risk.
At Elite Medicine we can analyse your genetic variants for your hereditary cancer risks. Early insights into one’s risk of cancer can inform of appropriate early screening opportunities.
Often people inherit gene faults, some of which can increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Some gene faults can increase the risk of more than one type of cancer.
If a close member of your family has had one or more of the types of cancer listed here, you may benefit from knowing more about your risk for cancer of the bowel; breast; kidney; skin; ovaries; pancreas; prostate; retina (eye); thyroid; and/or uterus (womb).
“I’d not received any drastically bad news but there were some elements I should be aware of as I age and some markers that mean I should continue to have regular health checks”
"90 minutes later I emerged out of Elite Medicine’s doors onto Harley Street, armed with my personal report and a determination to lead a healthier life."
– Charles Johnson
“The whole process of the testing had been remarkably easy – and I found the knowledge I gained both before the test and after it, truly fascinating. The doctors take huge care to ensure they have a full history and discuss any elements of your health that you find worrisome”
“In my mind it is always so much better to be forewarned. Knowledge is, as they say, power”
Know about your risk of developing cancer. Some people may have inherited DNA faults that increase their risk of developing particular types of cancer. Cancer is a serious disease caused by cells growing uncontrollably killing normal cells. This can occur almost anywhere in the body. When such growth occurs in solid tissues such as muscle or bone, it is called a tumour.
A tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in solid tissues, organs, muscles or bones. A tumour may spread to surrounding tissues through the blood and lymph systems. There are two types of solid tumours, benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous). The latter can invade nearby tissues in the body, and as they grow, some cells may travel to other places in the body to form other “secondary” tumors which are also known as metastases.
Benign tumors do not spread or travel throughout the body but can have local effects.