Your Family History Matters.
If you have a family history you too could be at risk. Below are several things you and your doctor should discuss to determine if Oncology Guard screening is right for you. The list is for educational purposes and not all inclusive designed to help you start a conversation with your primary care provider and care team!
Does your family have a history of heart disease involving heart muscle (pumping) weakness (cardiomyopathy)?
Treadmill Stress Tests
Have your family members been screened for heart conditions, such as Stress Test (Exercise of treadmill test)?
Have your parents been monitored for heart problems at home or doctor’s office? ECG, EKG or Holter monitoring?
Does your family have a history of heartbeat irregularities? Either slower than normal, faster or fluctuating heart?
Does your family have a history of high blood pressure or low blood pressure?
Sick Sinus Syndrome
Do you have a history of syncope and loss of consciousness related to the heart (Sick Sinus Syndrome or Long QT Syndrome)?
Genetic testing is done for screening and possible medical treatment. The most common reasons are:
• Diagnostic testing: confirm a suspected disorder.
• Predictive testing: to learn whether you have a genetic condition that runs in your family before you have signs or symptoms. Or, if you are a carrier.
• Cancer prevention or guidance of treatment plan
• Pharmacogenetics: helps determine what medicines and doses are right for you PRE QUALIFY ONLINE NOW
You can prepare by taking the pre-qualification test below.
Blood samples and cheek swabs carry little risk. It is always best to discuss all potential risks and benefits with your health care providers, or if needed, genetic counselors. PRE QUALIFY ONLINE NOW
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The interpretation of a positive result will depend on whythe testing was done in the first place.
• If the test was done to diagnose a disease or condition, then a positive result will help both your treatment planning and your family members.
• If the test was done for family planning, it may be important for your children or future children.
• If the test determines you might develop a disease or condition, keep in mind that does not guarantee you will get that disorder, only that you may be at risk. The best examples are the breast and ovarian cancer genes BRCA1 or BRCA2. Another example it the Huntington disease gene which means you may eventually develop the disease.
Keep in mind, a negative result is not a guarantee that you don’t have the disorder. For example, many women who develop breast or ovarian cancer do not have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
Genetic testing may not be able to detect all genetic defectsin every case.
Everyone has a unique set of genes, made up of DNA. Genetic testing can provide answers to questions regarding your and your family’s health which may not be readily available otherwise. It can provide life-saving information.
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Many providers are unaware of the Oncology Gaurd service.
Our goal is to work directly with consumers to educate them to the point that their providers will gain the life saving knowledge that can help life threatening occurrences by doing preventative screening.
If you or a loved one has had a history of heart disease, it’s important to know if it is hereditary. With this knowledge, a doctor can schedule a long-term preventative health care plan to improve quality of life.