At Myriad, patients are our top priority. We are dedicated to improving patients’ quality of life by offering tests that provide important clinical information to assist patients and their healthcare providers in making treatment decisions. We are continuously innovating to improve patient care through the development of new products across multiple medical specialties. Every day, Myriad is working to empower patients and their healthcare providers with the knowledge to own their healthcare.
Does Cancer Run In Your Family?
Mutations or variations in genes passed from parent to child can drastically raise the risk of cancer – in fact, certain inherited syndromes lead to nearly a 100% chance of getting certain types of cancer.
Fortunately, knowing if you and your family are at risk allows you and your healthcare provider to take action against hereditary cancer and take steps to significantly reduce your risk. If your family has a history of the disease, Myriad's genetic tests can identify if you have certain genetic variations that can cause inherited cancers.
To help assess whether you might be a candidate for testing, you can take the Hereditary Cancer Quiz. This quiz can help you get the information you need to discuss your risk of cancer with your healthcare provider and ask for further evaluation. If you take the quiz and find red flags in your own history or your family history, you may benefit from hereditary cancer testing.
For more information about hereditary cancer testing and the hereditary cancer testing process, please visit www.mysupport360.com.
How Aggressive Is Your Cancer?
Prognostic tests can help you and your healthcare provider understand the biology of your tumor by looking at the level of expression in certain genes. This is the basis for Myriad's Prolaris® testing as well as a number of additional tests Myriad has in development for lung, bladder and kidney cancers. The goal with these prognostic tests is to better predict disease outcome, thereby optimizing treatment and decision making.
For more information about Prolaris testing, please visit www.prolaristest.com.
How Effective Is Your Chemotheraphy?
Myriad has several personalized medicine products to help healthcare providers optimize chemotherapy treatments for each individual patient. Because people have different rates of metabolizing medicine, including chemotherapy, it is important to make sure they are getting the right dose early on in treatment. TheraGuide® helps healthcare providers make decisions to help provide the best treatment possible for each individual.
To begin the process of seeing if hereditary cancer testing is right for you, check out Myriad's Hereditary Cancer Quiz:
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At Myriad, we are all about the patient. We work every day to provide the highest quality testing to our patients and always keep in mind that the results we provide are affecting the lives of our patients and their family members. I feel good knowing that we all share this common goal."- Debbie, Myriad Scientist, 9 years