This holiday, ask if there’s a history of cancer in your family. If so, your risk may be higher, too. Our Discussion Guide explains who and what to ask.
The good news: The MyRisk® with RiskScore® genetic test could help you get ahead of breast and other cancers. Take a 2-minute quiz to find out.
You appear to meet medical guidelines for hereditary cancer testing.
What does this mean?
Based on your personal and family history, medical guidelines suggest that you should consider genetic testing to determine if you have a greater underlying risk for developing cancer. In order to take the next steps and reduce your potential risk of cancer, work with a healthcare provider to order the test and discuss your results. Myriad offers two easy ways to test, choose a method that works best for you.
Based on the answers you provided about your personal and/or family history of cancer, you do not appear to meet medical guidelines for the Myriad Genetics MyRisk® Hereditary Cancer Test. But feel free to explore our testing options if you still wish to proceed.
of women don’t know if their family history increases their breast cancer risk1
of them haven’t discussed medical issues with their family yet1
Now is a perfect time to get the conversation started about any history of cancer in your family.
That’s why we’ve collected tips and tools to help you get the ball rolling. Learn who you should talk to, what to ask, and get a digital Family Tree you can fill out as you gather information.
At any point, if you find out a close relative has had cancer, you may be eligible for MyRisk with RiskScore.
Take our 2-minute quiz to find out if you could use this important genetic test to get ahead of breast and other cancers.
There are three main types of cancer risk:
Sporadic cancer happens by chance; usually without having any relatives affected by the same type of cancer.
Hereditary cancer is passed down through a specific gene mutation. For example, you’ve may have heard that a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation may raise your risk of breast cancer.
Familial cancer can be passed down, even if you don’t have a known gene mutation. Environmental factors may also influence familial risk.
The MyRisk with RiskScore genetic test tells you both your hereditary and familial risk to give you the whole picture. Then it recommends actions like additional screenings you can get to better protect your health
MyRisk® with RiskScore® is the only hereditary cancer test and risk assessment that gives more patients a personalized plan of preventive screenings and actions—to help you get ahead of breast and other cancers.2 And 90% of patients testing with MyRisk pay $0.3
Find out if your family health history makes you eligible for MyRisk with RiskScore.
Work with an online genetic counselor or your preferred provider to obtain a MyRisk test kit at no cost and submit a saliva sample for testing. Results come back within 14 days of sample submission. For more information, learn about the various paths we offer for getting tested.