The Cowden Syndrome Report is based on Whole Genome Sequencing Test. As such, it analyzesall Common and Rare Variantsassociated with Cowden Syndrome, instead of a limited set of genes, like old genetic target panels.
Cowden Syndrome is a disorder characterized by multiple noncancerous, tumor-like growths called hamartomas and an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Almost everyone with Cowden syndrome develops hamartomas. These growths are most commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes (such as the lining of the mouth and nose), but they can also occur in the intestine and other parts of the body. The growth of hamartomas on the skin and mucous membranes typically becomes apparent by a person's late twenties.
Along with environmental factors,Genetics plays a key rolein the regulation of Cowden Syndrome.