• Preventative

    Cancer Screening


How many times have you expressed concern about personal or family history of cancer in the immediate or extended family?

As a leading company in personalized medicine, GreenMCMeds is proud to introduce the first Comprehensive Cancer Risk Assessment test designed to determine the risk of developing up to 8 cancer types. This non-invasive test helps the patient and clinician determine the level of risk for some of the most common solid tumor cancers including

Breast, Ovarian, Endometrial, Pancreas, Prostate, Skin, Stomach and ColoRectal Cancers. GreenMCMeds can help determine the level of risk of developing one or more of these 8 prevalent cancers.

As a leading company in preventative medicine, we assist the patient in the screening, diagnosis, and classification of cancer.

GreenMCMeds provides the highest quality molecular testing services to medical practitioners. Our highly experienced pathologists and molecular geneticists are leaders in their field with specialist knowledge and expertise. They provide informed and practical advice to assist with the interpretation of results.

Our highly experienced pathologists are members of hospital boards and health policy committees and provide a renowned and comprehensive service to thousands of patients each year reaching private and public hospital beds, specialists and general practitioners throughout United States and worldwide.

Doctors face an ever-expanding variety of genetic tests that could influence how they care for patients. Since the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, the introduction of new genetic tests has far outpaced the ability of health practitioners. ​GreenMCMeds translates scientific discoveries into customized and more effective treatments for patients. We can help to predict cancer risk and determine how patients might respond to certain treatments.

Cancer Screening


  • BREAST

  • OVARIAN

  • COLORECTAL

  • PANCREATIC

  • ENDOMETRIAL

  • GASTRIC

  • SKIN

  • PROSTATE
  • Hereditary Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the most common female cancer, affecting approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States. Approximately 5-10% of breast cancers are hereditary. Hereditary cancers are caused by a mutation in a gene that can be passed on from generation to generation. Women who have an abnormal mutation can have up to an 87% risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes.

    Factors that may increase your risk of Breast cancer include:
    • Family history of breast cancer
    • Genetic Mutations
    • Dense breast tissue
    • Early onset of menstrual periods or late menopause
    • History of radiation to the chest area
    • Not having children or having them later in life
    • Postmenopausal hormone therapy
    • Increased Age, Alcohol, Obesity

    How to reduce risk of Breast cancer:
    • Frequent Breast Cancer screenings
    • Preventative medications
    • Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all
    • Exercise most days of the week
    • Limit postmenopausal hormone therapy
    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • Risk reducing surgery

  • Hereditary Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in women, but it ranks fifth as the cause of cancer death in women. While most ovarian cancer does not run in the family, approximately 10-15% of ovarian cancer is hereditary. Hereditary cancers are caused by a mutation in a gene that can be passed on from generation to generation. Women who have an abnormal can have up to a 44% risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes.

    Factors that may increase your risk of Ovarian cancer include:
    • Family history of breast cancer
    • Genetic Mutations
    • A previous cancer diagnosis
    • Increasing age
    • Never having been pregnant

    How to reduce risk of Ovarian cancer:
    • Consider taking Birth Control Pills
    • Preventative Surgery

  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in either the colon or the rectum. Most colorectal cancer does not run in the family, but approximately 5% of colorectal cancer is hereditary. Hereditary cancers are caused by a mutation in a gene that can be passed on from generation to generation.

    Factors that may increase your risk of Colon cancer include:
    • Family history of colon cancer
    • Genetic mutations
    • History of colon polyps, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and other diseases
    • Older age (>50), African-American race
    • Low-fiber, high-fat diet.
    • Diabetes, Obesity, Smoking, Alcohol Consumption

    How to reduce risk of Colon cancer:
    • People with an average risk of colon cancer can consider screening beginning at age 50
    • People with an increased risk, such as those with a family history of colon cancer, should consider screening sooner. African-Americans and American Indians may consider beginning colon cancer screening at age 45
    • Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, drink alcohol in moderation, if at all
    • Stop smoking
    • Exercise most days of the week, Maintain a healthy weight
    • Various Medications
    • Risk reducing surgery

  • Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer

    Approximately 1 in 76 people will develop pancreatic cancer in their lifetime. Most pancreatic cancer develops by chance and does not run in families. However, some pancreatic cancers are hereditary. Hereditary cancers are caused by a mutation in a gene that can be passed on from generation to generation and cause up to 10% of Pancreatic Cancers

    Factors that may increase your risk of pancreatic cancer include:
    • Personal or family history of pancreatic cancer
    • Genetic Mutations
    • Smoking
    • Excess body weight
    • Chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
    • Diabetes
    • African-American race

    How to reduce risk of Pancreatic cancer:
    • Stop smoking
    • Maintain a Healthy Weight
    • Choose a Healthy Diet

  • Hereditary Endometrial Cancer

    Endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus) is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. Approximately 1 in 41 women will develop endometrial cancer. While most endometrial cancer does not run in the family, 1-5% of endometrial cancer is hereditary.

    Factors that may increase your risk of Endometrial cancer include:
    • Family history of uterine or colon cancer
    • Genetic mutations
    • Increasing age
    • Obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Changes in the balance of female hormones in the body
    • Starting menstruation at an early age — before age 12 — or beginning menopause later increases the risk of endometrial cancer
    • Never having been pregnant
    • Hormone Therapy

    How to reduce risk of Endometrial cancer:
    • Talk to your doctor about the risks of hormone therapy after menopause
    • Consider taking birth control pills
    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • Exercise most days of the week.

  • Hereditary Gastric Cancer

    Gastric cancer (also called stomach cancer) is cancer that starts in the stomach. Most stomach cancers do not run in the family, but some stomach cancers are hereditary and gene abnormalities can significantly increase the risk of one or more types of gastric cancers.

    Factors that may increase your risk of Gastric cancer include:
    • Family history of stomach cancer
    • Genetic Mutations
    • A diet high in salty and smoked foods and low in fruits and vegetables
    • Infection with Helicobacter pylori
    • Long-term stomach inflammation
    • Smoking
    • Stomach polyps

    How to reduce risk of Gastric cancer:
    • Choose a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables and reduce amount of salty and smokey foods
    • Exercise most days of the week and maintain a healthy weight
    • Certain Medications
    • Increased Screenings
    • Stop Smoking

  • Hereditary Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is often divided into two categories: non-melanoma and melanoma. Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common cancers in men and women. There are two types of non-melanoma skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

    Factors that may increase your risk of Skin cancer include:
    • Family history of skin cancer
    • Genetic mutations
    • Exposure to sunlight/UV radiation
    • Fair skin, Moles, Skin lesions
    • History of sunburns or fragile skin

    How to reduce risk of Skin cancer:
    • Avoid the sun during the middle of the day
    • Wear sunscreen year-round and protective clothing
    • Avoid tanning beds
    • Be aware of sun-sensitizing medications
    • Vigilant screening

  • Hereditary Prostate Cancer

    Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men. Most cases of prostate cancer develop by chance and do not run in families. However, a portion of prostate cancers are hereditary. Hereditary cancers are caused by a mutation in a gene that can be passed on from generation to generation. Men who have an abnormal gene are as much as 20 times more likely to develop prostate cancer.

    Factors that may increase your risk of Prostate cancer include:
    • Family history of prostate cancer
    • Genetic Mutations
    • Older Age (>65), African American Race, Obesity

    How to reduce risk of Prostate cancer:
    • Choose a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables
    • Exercise most days of the week. Exercise improves your overall health, helps you
    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • Certain Medications
    • Increased Screenings

What is Genetic Testing for Cancer?

Genetic testing for cancer is predictive testing, which means a test that can help predict the likelihood that a patient will develop cancer in his or her lifetime. Not everyone with a cancer-related gene will develop cancer.

Knowledge is Power!

The good news is there is something that can be done about it! Patients at a higher risk for cancer may have the option of having more frequent cancer screenings, avoiding specific risk factors, making lifestyle changes to lessen additional risk, taking preventive medication (chemoprevention) or having risk reducing surgeries in order to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

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