Aravind expands our genetic testing program for eye cancer

Thanks to grants from the Madison Community Foundation’s Jaya G. Iyer Endowment Fund and the SoHum Foundation, Aravind is expanding our successful genetic testing program to cover all types of ocular cancers.

Many types of eye cancer have a genetic element, and early detection and treatment can mean the difference between life and death.  Knowing that you don’t have the inherited type of cancer can also help with family planning and bring peace of mind.

One of our patients, Chinnu, lost her eye to retinoblastoma as a child, yet went on to complete dentistry school and to marry.  Before having children, she wanted to be tested to understand the risks to future offspring.  She fortunately tested negative and now she has a lovely baby girl.