Lung cancer is a malignant tumour in the lungs and/or airways. Uncontrolled cell division results in a tumour in one of the lungs. Lung cancer affects men and women of various ages. The symptoms often take the form of a tickling cough, shortness of breath, headaches, weight loss, blood during coughing and chest pain.
Lung cancer and heredity
The risk of lung 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 lung cancer.
Preventing lung cancer
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of lung cancer. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent lung cancer. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
Want to reduce the risk of lung 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 lung cancer. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of lung 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 lung cancer even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.