In this new post we are going to address an issue suggested by several buddies, which passionate us and we consider of great relevance and interest. Let's talk about cancer inheritance and genetic changes that increase the likelihood to suffer it. Briefly, we are going to explain what cancer is, its prevalence and how certain genetic factors, mainly the presence of certain mutations or not, are very important in susceptibility to develop the disease. Among cancers with a hereditary component, we will focus on a particular type of colorectal cancer and breast cancer for being the most incidents and for causing high mortality and morbidity. Finally we are going to discuss a little what genetic tests are and how they can help us knowing our susceptibility to developing certain types of cancer. The amount of literature on cancer in general and about its particular inheritace is overwhelming. It has not been easy butchering the articles and books reviewed as well as to collect the key points with a coherence and consistency suitable for all kind of readers.
So, we hope you enjoy it and that you solve some questions.