TESTICLES MALIGNANCIES GENOMIC RISK ASSESSMENT

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    WHAT IS TESTICULAR CANCER?
    • Testicles (testes) are male sex glands that make and store sperm. Testicular malignancies are cancers that start in one of the testicles. About 7500 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. Most occur in men between 15 and 40 years old.
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    WHAT CAUSES TESTICULAR CANCER?
    • The cause is unknown. Men with a greater chance of getting it to include those born with an undescended testicle and those who have fathers or brothers with testicular cancer. Testicular cancer isn’t contagious.
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    WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF TESTICULAR CANCER?
    • The most common first symptom is a painless lump or swelling on or around the testicle. Other symptoms are a feeling of fullness or heaviness in the scrotum (the sac or pouch that holds the testicles), swollen lymph glands (nodes) in the groin or thigh, back pain, and testicular or scrotal pain.
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    HOW IS TESTICULAR CANCER DIAGNOSED?
    • The best way to find testicular cancer is by doing a self-examination of the pesticides. A doctor will diagnose testicular cancer by doing a physical examination (including testicles) and ordering an ultrasound scan to find the mass. Ultrasound uses sound waves to see inside testicles; it’s painless and harmless. If the ultrasound shows a mass (lump), a urologist will operate to remove the testicle.
    • Then, staging is done to find out how far the disease has spread. Staging involves blood tests, computed tomography (CT), and possibly surgery to remove lymph nodes (called retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, or RPLND).
    • Stage I disease means the cancer is only in the testicle. Stage II disease has spread to nearby lymph nodes. Stage III disease has spread far from the testicles.
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    HOW IS TESTICULAR CANCER TREATED?
    • Treatment depends on the type of cancer (seminomatous or nonseminomatous) and its stage. Seminomatous tumours with-out spread are treated with radiation. With the distant spread, chemotherapy is used.
    • Surgery (RPLND) is used for early-stage nonseminomatous tumours. For more advanced disease, chemotherapy is added.
    • Having one testicle removed shouldn’t affect having sex or children.
    • Almost 90% of newly diagnosed testicular cancers are curable. Even cancers that spread have very good cure rates of 70% to 80%.
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    TESTICLES MALIGNANCIES GENOMIC RISK ASSESSMENT
    • Innovative genomic DNA testing to investigate if you are at a higher risk of developing testicles malignancy due to certain hereditary mutations in your genes.
    • This genomic test is recommended if you have a strong family history of testicles malignancies (i.e. first-degree relative who has been diagnosed with testicles 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 testicles malignancy:

    CDC73

    FH

    MAX

    MEN1

    RET

    SDHAF2

    SDHB

    SDHC

    SDHD

    TMEM127

    VHL

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    KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
    • If your results show that you are genetically predisposed to developing testicles 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 testicles 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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    SAMPLE REPORTS
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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.

£499.00

£499.000

Innovative genomic DNA testing to investigate if you are at a higher risk of developing testicles malignancy due to certain hereditary mutations ….

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