STOMACH MALIGNANCIES GENOMIC RISK ASSESSMENT

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SERVICE DESCRIPTION

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

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    WHAT IS STOMACH CANCER?
    • Stomach (gastric) cancer refers to a cancerous (malignant) growth in the stomach.
    • These cancers occur in about 7 people per 100,000 in the United States. They are more common in Japan (more than 80 people per 100,000). Most cases are diagnosed in people older than 65.
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    WHAT CAUSES STOMACH CANCER?
    • The cause is unknown, but certain things increase the chances of getting this disease. Diets high in nitrates may make this cancer more likely. Nitrates (found in smoked and salted foods) are converted to nitrites by bacteria, and nitrites are cancer-causing substances. Also, people whose stomach is infected with bacteria called Helicobacter pylori may have greater chances of getting stomach cancer. There is also a slight increase in risk if there is a family history of stomach cancer.
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    WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF STOMACH CANCER?
    • People with early stomach cancers may not have symptoms. As the tumour grows, people have abdominal (belly) pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. Other complaints are abdominal bloating after eating, trouble swallowing, heartburn, weight loss, blood in stools, a mass that can be felt, fullness in the stomach after meals, and fluid in the abdomen (ascites).
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    HOW IS STOMACH CANCER DIAGNOSED?
    • The only sure way to diagnose stomach cancer is with a biopsy. The doctor uses a small lighted tube (scope) passed through the mouth, down the oesophagus, and into the stomach (upper endoscopy). If the doctor finds abnormal areas, a sample is taken and studied with a microscope.
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    HOW IS STOMACH CANCER TREATED?
    • Treatment depends on how far the cancer spread (its stage). Surgery is the only chance for cure. Surgery includes complete removal of cancer by taking out part of the stomach (subtotal gastrectomy) or near-total removal of the stomach with nearby lymph glands.
    • People with advanced cancer may have chemotherapy, usually a combination of different drugs. The doctor will recommend other doctors, including an oncologist (specialist in cancer), be involved in care.
    • Radiation therapy doesn’t work well for stomach cancer and may be used only to help reduce pain.
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    STOMACH MALIGNANCIES GENOMIC RISK ASSESSMENT
    • Innovative genomic DNA testing to investigate if you are at a higher risk of developing stomach malignancy due to certain hereditary mutations in your genes.
    • This genomic test is recommended if you have a strong family history of stomach malignancies (i.e. first-degree relative who has been diagnosed with stomach malignancy).
    • You will be provided with a DNA assessment kit that contains all the necessary materials and instructions to have your DNA sample taken without any pain or stress.
    • You will be able to take your DNA sample in the comfort of your home (or you can get your treating GP or specialist to take it for you in the clinic). Afterwards, you can simply post the DNA sample back, in the provided prepaid envelope, to Genomic Medicine UK laboratory in London.
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    OVERVIEW

    This genomic malignancy risk assessment evaluates your DNA for the following hereditary genetic mutations that may increase your risk of developing stomach malignancy:

    APC

    BMPR1A

    CDH1

    EPCAM

    KIT

    MLH1

    MSH2

    MSH6

    PMS2

    SMAD4

    STK11

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    KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
    • If your results show that you are genetically predisposed to developing stomach malignancy, your prognosis will be significantly improved by having regular malignancy screenings at shorter intervals. Please remember that the absolute majority of malignant tumours are treatable and curable when they are caught at their early stages.
    • If your test shows that you are at a higher risk of developing stomach malignancy, this can be enormously mitigated in most of the cases by adopting a healthier lifestyle and following our malignancy prevention guidance. Please remember that genes are not a destiny book but are only a background for a multitude of different potentials.
    • It is always true that prevention is better than cure.
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    FREE REFERRAL TO A SPECIALIST CONSULTANT

    If you your genomic testing showed that you require referral to a specialist consultant, we will provide you, at no cost to you, with a referral letter to a specialist consultant from our wide network of independent doctors all around the United Kingdom. Our referral letter will give the specialist consultant all the needed details to take care of your clinical case, according to the results of the genomic tests you have had at Genomic Medicine UK.

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    QUALITY ASSURANCE
    • This advanced genomic test is carried out by cutting-edge next-generation DNA sequencing technology at our ISO9000 certified and accredited laboratory.
    • All test results are interpreted and reported in London by our highly qualified licenced consultant medical doctors.
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    FURTHER INFORMATION
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    BY POST OR BY APPOINTMENT

    If you prefer to visit Genomic Medicine UK instead of having your genomic test by post, as explained above, you are most welcome to book a suitable appointment for you to visit our premises in central London where our fully trained and friendly staff will be more than happy to take your DNA sample in one of our outpatients’ clinics in Harley Street.

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