There are many different types of genetic testing products that we offer, including:
The goals of genetic testing are to:
If you have had cancer at a young age, a rare cancer or if cancer occurs frequently in your family, genetic testing may be an important first step for you. If a greater than average risk of cancer is found, there are a number of things you and your healthcare professional can do to manage that risk:*
In addition, family members who do not carry mutations that increase their cancer risk may avoid unnecessary medical interventions.
To help you assess whether you may be benefit from hereditary cancer testing, take the Myriad Hereditary Cancer assessment. Answering a few questions can help you get the information you need to discuss your risk of cancer with your healthcare professional and ask for further evaluation.
*Any discussion of medical management options is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation. While genetic testing and medical society guidelines provide important and useful information, all medical management decisions should be made based on consultation between each patient and his or her healthcare professional.