The concern of suffering from an illness such as Cancer, Alzheimer or Parkinson’s, for example, is very common among the population. These illnesses are in our genes, from there comes the importance of knowing our genetics in order to prevent them, diagnose them with accuracy and/or treat them with the greatest precision possible. It is an extremely personalised medicine.
Thanks to the advances in Genetic Medicine, it is possible, through simple blood tests, to determine the individual risk of suffering certain diseases. Because of this, the Unit of Clinical Genetics of Hospital Clínica Benidorm offers medical assessment to perform genetic tests with the most information and benefit for each patient.
This medical discipline, in collaboration with the principal reference and specialist units of HCB, not only helps to know the predisposition of the patients towards specific illnesses but also collaborates in the design of personalised treatments and very exhaustive follow up care for the patient allowing each patient to receive the exact treatment they need.