Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting women in the Netherlands. It develops in the mammary gland tissue within the breast. Around 13,200 women are diagnosed with this form of cancer every year. The risk of a woman developing breast cancer is one in eight.
Breast cancer and heredity
The risk of breast 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 breast cancer.
Preventing breast cancer
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent breast cancer. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
Want to reduce the risk of breast 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 breast cancer. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of breast 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 breast cancer even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.