To identify the DNA changes or DNA mutations that may be the cause of a certain cancer growing and spreading, Cancer Genomics Testing is carried out. Figuring out the exact genomic mutation that is the underlying cause of your cancer, helps the doctors in curating the ideal treatment plan for your custom needs, which are unique to the genetic mutations in your body.
Cancer Genomics Testing may be recommended for patients for which the cancer did not respond positively to a treatment plan prescribed for their tumor. Be it chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. People with rare forms of cancers may also be recommended to get Cancer Genomics Testing done. This is because it offers further clarity in how the treatment can be advanced going forward.
Here’s how the process of Cancer Genomics Testing would go if it is prescribed to you by your healthcare provider:
It is highly recommended that you discuss your candidacy for cancer genomics testing or other types of genetic testing with your oncologist if you are a cancer patient. In a situation where an inherited mutation is found, a genetic counselor can help you and your family and walk them through its implications.
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