Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate. It starts in the cells of the gland ducts in the prostate and causes changes to the prostate tissue. Doctors can sometimes feel this change as an enlargement or hardening of the prostate. Another term for prostate cancer is carcinoma of the prostate.
prostate cancer and heredity
The risk of prostate cancer is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of prostate cancer.
Preventing prostate cancer
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent prostate cancer. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
Want to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?
An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including prostate cancer. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of prostate cancer, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.
iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights
If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of prostate cancer even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.