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If you have a personal or family history of cancer, genetic testing for cancer risk can help you understand your individual risk, allowing you and your provider to make informed healthcare decisions.
Hereditary cancer testing is a type of genetic test that can help you and your healthcare provider find out if you’re at higher risk for developing cancer due to certain types of genetic changes that may have been passed down through your family.
If you have a significant personal or family history of cancer, MyRisk can help you understand your own risk of developing 11 different types of cancer. It can also provide important information for your family members if your test reveals a genetic change associated with hereditary cancer.
Your test results will include an individualized report with steps you and your healthcare provider can take to actively manage, and possibly lower, your cancer risk.
For most patients, MyRisk test results also include RiskScore, a personalized five-year and remaining lifetime risk for developing breast cancer. Available to people of all ancestries, this information can help you and your healthcare provider manage your risk now and into the future.
Knowing if you are at higher risk for cancer allows you to make potentially life-saving medical decisions.
You and your healthcare provider can work together to create a personalized plan to possibly reduce your risk of developing cancer or increase the likelihood of finding cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage.
Additional or modified screening such as increased mammograms or the addition of breast MRIs may find cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage.
There are medications that can lower your risk for certain cancers.
Certain surgeries can greatly lower your risk.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, your test results may help determine appropriate treatment options for you.
Breast cancer impacted three generations of Ashley’s family. Genetic testing helped her take charge of her healthcare decisions – and her family’s future.
Certain genetic changes can put people at higher risk for these 11 types of hereditary cancer. Learn more about these cancer types and their associated genes below.
Most patients pay $0 for our genetic tests due to excellent insurance coverage. Those who are uninsured or under-insured have affordable options through Myriad’s Financial Assistance Program, such as reduced or eliminated out-of-pocket costs based on income and household size.
Myriad tests offer industry-leading accuracy so you can feel confident in the results. From hereditary cancer to precision medicine, our tests are designed to give patients and their healthcare providers the most accurate answers possible.
Myriad protects your personal information and takes steps to ensure patient data is secure. Myriad will not release genetic testing results to anyone other than you or the clinician who ordered your test – unless you provide permission.
Myriad makes genetic testing simple with clear, actionable results. We created easy-to-understand reports to ensure that both you and your clinician can use the information to guide care based on national medical guidelines.