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Sudden Death and Genetically Inherited Heart Disease

One of the main factors behind athletes suffering sudden cardiac arrest, can be a condition associated with genetics called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most athletes with this condition are completely unaware of it, as they think their symptoms must be a result of their intense exercise routine.

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Bumrungrad Genomics: Transforming Healthcare in the Era of Precision Medicine

Genetic technologies and knowledge are considered to be a rapidly advancing modern innovation. Our knowledge of genetics has progressed by leaps and bounds following the success of the Human Genome Project—one of the greatest international research projects in the history of the world

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Ms. Siti Hasan’s genome | Bumrungrad’s Preventive Genomics and Family Check-up

Having a family history of heart attacks and cancer, Ms. Hasan visited Bumrungrad’s Preventive Genomics and Family Check-up Services Center to find out more about her health risks. The Preventive Genomics and Family Check-up Services Center at Bumrungrad offers a comprehensive range of services from diagnosis, consultation, disease screening, and risk assessment for inherited diseases and pharmacogenetic testing for drug selection, dose adjustment, and drug allergy prevention. The services are available for people with a family history of hereditary diseases as well as for individuals who care about their own and their family's health.

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Stay Healthy Doctor Talk "The Power of Your Genes: Preventing a Broken Heart"

Dr. Polakit Teelakirikul discusses on how your genes can help you prevent and keep your heart healthy. Dr. Polakit is a cardiologist specializing in genetics.

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Colonoscopy’s Leading Role in Cancer Prevention & Early Detection

Colon and rectal cancer, together called colorectal cancer, are the third-most prevalent cancer worldwide, and the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

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Getting to the bottom of your lower intestines… genetically. Nipping bowel cancer in the bud with genetic screening

Diagnoses of colorectal cancer for under-50s have increased two-fold in the past three decades, leading to the current recommendation of starting colorectal cancer screening as young as 45. Besides the tried and tested screening method that is the colonoscopy, you can go a step further with preventive medicine and get genetic screening to learn about your genetic risk factors in advance.

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Genetic Testing for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal cancers, often occurring without warning signs. Given its location deep in the abdomen, a physical exam might not be able to detect early disease, and the vast majority of patients present at a late stage called metastasis.

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Benefits of Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is more often hereditary than other cancers. Some women have genetic mutations in certain genes that increases their risk of breast cancer. Genetic testing can be performed to identify mutations in such genes.

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Genomics - The Key to Truly Personalized Healthcare

Could your DNA provide predisposition information regarding disease and drug allergy risk?

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