Research is creating new ways for people to take action and prevent disease through personalized medicine by using an individual’s genomic information.
In a world where customization has become part of the norm, why wouldn’t you want to apply that to how you care for your health? Think of the ways you could benefit from having a treatment program and health plan designed specifically for you.
Genomic research has allowed us to evolve past a “one-size-fits-all” approach to your personal healthcare and treatment plans. Through our genomic sequencing programs and services, you can:
- Learn what makes up your genomic makeup
- Understand your compatibility and responses to prescriptions drugs
- Identify any increased disease risk you may have that stems from your genetic make-up
- See a clearer picture of your family’s health history
When it comes to your health, information is power. Genomic profiling, through WGA’s products and services, provides you with insights into your individual DNA, allowing you to make better decisions about your overall health and improve the quality and longevity of your life.
The Personalized Approach
We often hear about the importance of a healthful diet and regular exercise for our health and well-being. However, there are a variety of diets and exercise regimens to choose from. What makes one better than the other? The answer is: personalization. It’s how your body personally responds to certain foods and activity that will give you the best results.
The same concept can be applied to genomics. While millions of people may be predisposed to the same disease, individuals will respond differently to treatment and should take personalized preventative steps toward caring for their health.
With genomic profiling available via our programs and services, you can make more informed decisions about your health choices when considering your next steps.
A comprehensive look into your genetic makeup will help serve as a guide, so you can work closely with your physician to create your plan of action. With a variety of services and offerings, you can decide which is most beneficial to you.
WGA’s programs will continue to evolve as research in the genomic space continues to expand. Currently, genetic information products include:
- Whole Genome Sequence & Report (WGx)
- Whole Exome Sequence & Report (WEx)
- Cancer Genomic Profiling Program (CGx)
- Pharmacogenomics (PGx)
- Cancer Liquid Biopsy
- Health Intelligence Club
- Stem Cell Banking
- Pediatric Sequencing
With individualized information at your fingertips, find out what you can do now to change the course of your health for the better. Your health doesn’t have to be a guessing game. Feel empowered to be proactive about your health through the genomic sequencing products and services we offer.
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The entire concept of genomic testing is invaluable when working through the decision process for your cancer treatment. My wife and I have both been faced with a cancer diagnosis and underwent genomic testing pre and post treatment. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was advised that I needed to undergo a prostatectomy, which was something I wanted to avoid if at all possible without impacting my chance of recovery. After receiving the genomic test results from my biopsy I was advised that my Gleason level and the genomic profile of my cancer made me a candidate for other treatment options. Genomic testing helped me avoid surgery.
During my wife’s genetic testing for her breast cancer we were also advised of a genetic marker she has that puts her at an increased risk for colon cancer. Because of this she now has preventative colonoscopy screenings done every two years versus that standard of 10 years to closely monitor her elevated risk. My wife and I are huge advocates of genomic testing for anyone that is diagnosed with cancer prior to making a treatment decision as it has made a huge impact on our lives.