INHERITED GENETIC VARIANTS
Get screened for genetic variants associated with increased risk for Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome and Lynch Syndrome. Having a inherited variant can increase your risk for developing the indicated disease 30 years sooner than an individual without the inherited risk.
Conditions and genes we screen for:
- Familial Hypercholesterolemia, FH – increases a persons risk for heart disease (PCSK9, APOB, LDLR, LDLRAP1)
- Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome, HBOC – increases risk of certain cancers including breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers (BRCA1 and BRCA2)
- Lynch Syndrome, LS – raises the risk for colon, endometrial and other cancers (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, EPCAM)
Learn more about these conditions at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Healthy Nevada Project has been delivering potentially life saving genetic results to participants since Sep 2018 and offers no-cost genetic counseling to any participant found to be at risk for the genetic conditions listed above. Early detection for these conditions can greatly improve health outcomes for patients and identify other family members who may also be at risk.
Cancer Risks (HBOC and Lynch): 355 Delivered Results; 150 Genetic Counseling Sessions by Genome Medical
Heart Disease Risks (FH): 217 Delivered Results; 96 Genetic Counseling Sessions by Genome Medical
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.