Manhattan DNA Health Testing For Breast Cancer, Genetic Risk Screening Updated

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For residents of Manhattan concerned about developing breast cancer, Patients Medical ((212) 794-8800) has updated its services to offer DNA health testing to help identify a patient’s risk for developing certain types of cancer.

With about 287,850 cases of breast cancer in the U.S. in 2022 alone, the practice’s updated genetic testing aims to help patients detect their risk of developing the disease. DNA testing, also called hereditary cancer testing, analyzes a patient’s DNA to identify mutations or changes in their genes that may increase their risk of developing breast or other types of cancer.

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While not everyone who has a genetic mutation associated with a heightened risk for cancer will develop the disease, Patients Medical’s genetic testing can encourage at-risk patients to take early preventative and risk-reducing measures. In addition to breast cancer, the practice’s DNA testing can be used to screen for pancreatic, prostate, ovarian, and colorectal cancers.

For hereditary cancer screening, a blood, saliva, or tissue sample test is done to check for mutations in the two cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. While this testing can be informative for anyone, there are particular groups for whom it may be more pressing, particularly those with a blood relative or family history of developing cancer before the age of 45 or those who have two or more blood relatives who have a known presence of a BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutation.

If, after receiving the results of the DNA test, a mutation is identified, Patients Medical’s specialized physicians can work with the patient to create a personalized, holistic treatment plan to help reduce their risk. Treatment plans may include alterations to the patient’s diet as developed by the clinic’s nutritionists, naturopathic remedies, and more.

About Patients Medical

Since 1974, Patients Medical has been dedicated to providing personalized health care using a functional medicine approach that targets underlying conditions rather than masking symptoms. The practice, located in Manhattan, combines the expertise of its board-certified physicians with varying specializations, including gynecology, internal medicine, nutrition, and general family care, under one roof. Patients Medical offers same-day emergency care appointments which can be scheduled by calling the office.

“Patients Medical specializes in gently helping the patient identify the root cause of their medical issues and then assist them to recover from their problems to help them move forward to good health,” said one spokesperson for the practice. “Our job at Patients Medical is to listen, to connect the dots between a patient’s medical history, symptoms, and their underlying causes.”

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