How does high-risk pancreatic screening work?
First, CentraState can help you determine if you qualify for genetic testing, which is usually covered by insurance for those who may be at high risk. Next, genetic counselors can help you understand the 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 screening for pancreatic cancer may be beneficial, you would have an MRI of the pancreas. Based on these results, your doctors would make further recommendations. Follow-up MRI screening is often scheduled yearly, but may vary depending on each person’s risk level.
“Our ultimate goal at the Statesir Cancer Center 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 about the High Risk Pancreatic Cancer Screening, visit the Statesir Cancer Center website or call 855-411-CANCER (855-411-2262)