Q. How does high-risk pancreatic screening work?
A. CentraState can help determine if you qualify for genetic testing, which is usually covered by insurance for those who may be at high risk. To help you understand these results, CentraState offers free genetic counseling from trained genetics experts for patients and their families who qualify for genetic testing. If the results show that pancreatic cancer screening may be beneficial, your doctor would order an MRI of your pancreas and make further recommendations based on the results. “Our goal is not only to treat cancer in a personalized, holistic way, but also to prevent the disease and enable early diagnosis, when it’s most treatable,” says Dr. Itskovich. “Genetics is an important tool for this approach, and it’s now part of every cancer program at CentraState.
For more information on the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState, visit centrastatecancercenter.com or call 855-411-CANCER (855-411-2262).