Genetic testing is a type of medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder.
Camilla Spice was only eight years old, doing what all little girls do, rummaging through her mum’s closet, when she found two plastic wobbly things that looked a lot like chicken fillets. She remembers running to ask her mum about them, and there began the first conversation about our genetic link to cancer.
At age 34, her mum Liliand found a lump in her breast and, as with her mother before her; it turned out to be cancer. In fact, a number of the women on her side of the family had developed breast and/or ovarian cancer and many had not survived.