Cancer is not just one disease but a group of more than 100 different diseases. It is characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells which form a lump or mass called a tumor. However, some cancers do not form solid tumors.
Usually, cancer is named for the area of the body (and the type of cell) in which it started. All cancers begin when one or more genes in a cell are mutated (changed), creating an abnormal protein or no protein at all.
That’s why a comprehensive characterization of the tumor can only be realized by testing both genetic and protein components.
From the moment your oncologist has ordered an analysis for your sample, you can follow closely sample shipment, payment procedure, technical process until first data are generated and delivered.
Your oncologist can then start better understanding your disease, look at treatment possibilities and clinical trial availabilities. If your tumor is particularly complex, your physician can share results with colleagues, or experts through the system.
I can also make data available to you.
Create a profile in OncoSHARE, log in and if you want to get some more information, ask for a free information kit.
It will tell you more about your disease, current treatment strategies, clinical trials and will provide you with some useful and validated websites where you’ll be able to find more specific information about your specific cancer and psychological and communities’ support to help you overcome this difficult period. It’s also this kit that your oncologist will use to send you tumor sample for analyse at OncoDNA.