Parents often wonder what caused their child’s cancer, whether it is genetic, and whether other siblings may also be at risk.
The mapping of the human genome has ushered in the age of genetic testing for cancer risk. Sometimes, a gene that contributes to disease is carrying a mutation, which can lead to a higher risk of cancer. Knowing which mutated genes are responsible for a particular cancer enable physicians to determine, through genetic testing, which members of a patient’s family may have the same mutations and be at higher risk.
57357 provides a genetic testing clinic and lab that can address these cancer-related issues and other problems as well thanks to an excellent team of experts in the field all dedicated to working with our families to help find answers.”
Other problems can vary from repeated miscarriages, congenital down syndrome, mental retardation, delayed puberty, inter-sex, Familial Mediterranean Fever FMF, etc.…
Your child may have unexplained abdominal colics with or without fever and you have done all the standard tests and investigations, in 30-40% of cases , he could be suffering from FMF. This is an inherited disease. The child is born with a defect in his or her genes that leads to the development of these symptoms. When diagnosed properly , the treatment is very simple, and effective. So it is very important in these cases, to do the proper genetic testing..
Repeated and unexplained miscarriages is unpleasant experience for the family, in 60% of the cases, this is due to chromosomal abnormalities, which lead to abortion and or congenital malformation of the fetus. So it is highly recommended to do chromosomal analysis for the couple. The test is simple but needs the expertise of professionals to reach the final diagnosis and to give an accurate genetic counseling.
Genetic counseling and testing at 57357 is carried out at a competitive cost, it has the advantages of being accurate and promptly delivered.
Clinical Nutritional Department set up a nutrition clinic that caters to both adults and children external cancer patients starting May 2019, once a week on Wednesdays from 4pm until 6 pm. Cost of the clinic visit for external patients is L.E.450
Purpose of setting up the clinic:
Improving nutritional condition of the patient and reducing side effects of the treatment: research studies reveal that following up on the nutritional condition of the patient as early as the confirmation of the diagnosis, providing adequate nutritional support will improve patient outcome and chances of cure and reduce side effects of treatment such as vomiting, diarrhea, and repeated inflammatory episodes.
Also, studies indicate that malnutrition affects the patient’s health and illness condition and increases the chances of complications.
Recent research studies indicate that Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a loss of bone density, which can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures . It can also cause osteomalacia, which is lean bones. Lean bones are weak bones that cause pain and muscle weakness.
Severe vitamin D deficiency can also lead to other diseases. In children, it can cause rickets. Rickets is a rare disease that causes the bones to become soft and bend. In women, it can cause hair loss and headaches.
Researchers are studying vitamin D for its possible connections to several medical conditions, including diabetes, drug-resistant high blood pressure, cancer, resisting obesity, depression, insomnia and autoimmune conditions.
In case of vitamin D deficiency, 57357 Patients and non- patients can consult on the treatment plan at the Nutritional therapy department’s Vitamin D clinic located on the first floor twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm. Cost of the visit is L.E.120.