INHERITED GENETIC VARIANTS
Get screened for genetic variants associated with increased risk for Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome and Lynch Syndrome.
The Healthy Nevada Project has found 326 positive participants with BRCA/Lynch Syndrome, 231 with Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Get tested at no cost.
Genes that we look at
HBOC: BRCA1 and BRCA2
Lynch Syndrome: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2
Familial Hypercholesterolemia: PCSK9, APOB, LDLR
Familial Hypercholesterolemia is an inherited disorder that leads to high levels of Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL or what your doctor may refer to as “bad cholesterol”)(1). This disorder can lead to a higher risk of a heart disease at a younger age.
BREAST AND OVARIAN
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, which is an inherited condition that can lead to an increased risk of breast, ovarian, prostate, pancreatic cancer and melanoma.
A genetic condition that raises your risk of colon cancer, endometrial cancer, and other cancers. It is also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)(2). People with Lynch Syndrome are also susceptible to colon polyps at a younger age.
KNOWLEGE IS POWER
The Healthy Nevada Project research team is looking at the occurrence of important inherited genetic variants in our population that increase the risk of certain diseases. These include Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome and Lynch Syndrome.