Genetic cancer can reach several generations of a family, know how

Genetic Cancer: Cancer occurs when genes develop abnormalities, known as ‘mutations’, which can be passed from parents to children, genetic mutations breast cancer, Prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer are the causes. However, not everyone with these mutations gets cancer. These genes can lie dormant for years and sometimes for life. For example, they may skip one generation and emerge later in the next generation, however, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that cause breast cancer can be passed down through generations of a family (Genetic Cancer). Can You Inherit Cancer? Yes, because research indicates that some cancers can be passed down through families. 
 
Danger of getting cancer in the family because of this reason
Dr Meenu Walia, Senior Director and HOD, Medical Oncology and Hematology at Max Super Specialty Hospitals Patparganj, Vaishali and Noida told that family members often share behavioral patterns like smoking, they have common exposure to pollutants and other environmental factors is also. These are some other reasons due to which sometimes the risk of cancer in the family increases. 
 
Get Genetic Test done
He told, "Although, it is true that not all people will get genetic cancer, yet such individuals are at highest risk. Any family member who has or has had cancer in the past should take necessary steps to get tested for this genetic risk." According to health experts, we now have the ability to determine this risk through a simple blood test. Through these ‘genetic tests’ one can find out whether a person has inherited these mutations or not, revealed Dr. 
 
See a genetic counselor
Health expert says, "Any talk of cancer is nerve-wracking, so it is recommended to meet with a genetic counselor before undergoing these tests, and if the results are a cause for concern, continue with counseling to decide what course of action to take next. . A negative gene result puts an end to all worries. Depending on the type of mutation detected in the test, the oncologist can prescribe various options to reduce the risk."
 
Treatment and preventive measures
Expert giving information about cases of mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, where women with these genetic mutations have the effective option of removing both breasts, fallopian tubes and ovaries to prevent breast and uterine cancer happens.  However, they have not yet been accepted as accepted by doctors or people at risk, especially those planning to have children.
 
‘Chemoprevention’
Another solution is ‘chemoprevention’, about which he told that  "This includes the use of cancer treatment drugs as a preventive measure in case of genetic mutations. Resort is going on in this area. There is not enough current evidence to support this."
 
Live a Healthy Lifestyle
In such a situation, he suggested that the lifestyle  Lifestyle changes such as weight control and quitting smoking can also help reduce the risk of cancer in people who have a genetic mutation. Whereas, BRCA1 and BRCA2  For women with the mutation, regular mammography is recommended to detect breast cancer even before any symptoms appear. Science is continuously uncovering the secrets of cancer, which is the most dreaded and incurable disease. It is important that people understand the meaning of genetic risk.
 
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