March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Whether you or a loved one are worried about getting hereditary colorectal cancer, have just been diagnosed, are going through colorectal cancer treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, genetic testing may provide the answers you need.  In order to determine if you qualify for genetic testing follow these simple steps.

  • STEP 1: Take the 30-second PREMM5® Questionnaire to determine your risk level.
  • STEP 2: If your PREMM5® score is ≥2.5% risk you qualify for genetic testing with the myRisk® Hereditary cancer test.  Download a test request form here.
  • STEP 3: Take the test request form to your doctor and ask for a myRisk Hereditary Cancer test.  Your doctor will use the genetic information in your myRisk test report to help personalize a treatment plan that is right for you and your family.

Take the PREMM5® Questionnaire

About Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common.

Genetic tests can help show if members of certain families have inherited a high risk of colorectal cancer due to inherited cancer syndromes such as Lynch syndrome (also known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, or HNPCC) or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).