“You Shall Love Your Neighbor As Yourself” (Leviticus 19:18)
Kronish Funeral Services wants to help future generations avoid the pain, suffering, and heartache of cancer caused by BRCA gene mutations.
According to the National Cancer Institute, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are often responsible for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer. This gene mutation also causes a host of other lesser-known diseases and problems.
Fortunately, a simple DNA test can determine if you carry any of the BRCA gene mutations or are at risk of passing this gene mutation to your children and grandchildren.
While there are pros and cons to having DNA testing while alive, there is no downside to having DNA testing on a post-mortem basis. Post-mortem DNA testing is non-invasive and relatively inexpensive.
After DNA testing, your family will receive a report detailing gene mutations and potential hereditary risks.
Doctors can use DNA testing to assess the probability of risk of certain genetic diseases. Many cancers can not be identified as high risk, ensuring regular checkups, which will lead to possibly identifying relevant cancer in its early stages.
DNA harvested can be stored for generations so that as additional medical breakthroughs are discovered, future generations can reap the extraordinary benefits of analyzing the history of their genetic makeup.
There are a minimal number of laboratories that can perform post-mortem DNA testing and Kronish Funeral Services has established a relationship with one of the leading labs in North America.
Through post-mortem DNA testing, you can give the gift of life to your children, again, by providing them a fighting chance to avoid catastrophic diseases.