Where there is knowledge, there is also hope.

Where there is knowledge, there is also hope.

What is Prolaris?

A cancer diagnosis can be scary. Your imagination might be working overtime, playing out best and worst-case scenarios. It’s normal. There’s so much to learn about which treatment is right for you, and it can be unsettling not to know how this will all shake out.

Prolaris is a genetic test for untreated men with prostate cancer that can determine how quickly the cancer is growing.

Prolaris helps provide clarity about your cancer’s behavior, so you can make informed decisions about your treatment with confidence.

Is the test right for me?

Any patient diagnosed with localized prostate cancer is a candidate for Prolaris testing. There is no need to undergo any additional biopsies since all patients with prostate cancer have already received a prostate biopsy.

Learn how genetic testing can determine the best prostate cancer treatment for you.

Benefits of waiting: none
Benefits of testing: immeasurable

    Why take the test?

    The Prolaris test adds clinically-proven, objective information to subjective diagnostic tools like PSA and Gleason. It gives you clear answers to some of your most pressing questions, like how aggressive is my prostate cancer?

Benefits of Prolaris:

  • Identifies your chance of dying from prostate cancer
  • Know your chance of cancer spreading into other areas of your body
  • Confidence to choose Active Surveillance or active treatment

How does Prolaris work?

Our test carefully assesses your unique risk factors and provides objective information about how aggressive your cancer is. The results tell you if you’re safe to avoid treatment and actively keep watch, or if it makes sense to pursue surgery or radiation. Prolaris gives your doctor the information needed to create a personalized treatment plan. And it gives you a sense of relief that comes from knowing what to expect.

Easy-to-understand results

After a prostate cancer diagnosis, choosing an appropriate treatment path can be incredibly stressful for you and your loved ones. Further complicating the problem is that unlike many other forms of cancer, there are several ways that Prostate cancer can be treated.

The Prolaris test results come with a patient-friendly summary page designed to help you clearly and confidently understand which treatment pathway is right for you.

Active surveillance

Men with Prostate cancer that is not considered to be aggressive may be safely monitored using Active Surveillance. While it is normal to feel some unease with choosing to just watch your cancer, Active Surveillance is the recommended management option for most men with lower risk cancers.

Single-modal treatment

One form of treatment

Men with more aggressive tumors should undergo treatment. The type and intensity of the treatment are usually tailored to the potential risk of the disease. Single-modal therapy means one form of treatment is recommended. The most common forms of treatment include surgical removal of the prostate, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy.

Multi-modal therapy:

Two or more forms of treatment

Men with very aggressive cancer may be offered multi-modal therapy, which employs two or more therapies planned at the onset of treatment. National cancer guidelines offer treatment option suggestions based on the patient’s risk and potential treatment outcomes.

Better answers are here now. Schedule a no-cost and confidential appointment with a Myriad Genetics advisor to learn more about genetic testing for prostate cancer and how it could benefit you.

How much does it cost?

93% of patients pay $0 out-of-pocket93% of patients pay $0 out-of-pocket

97% of people have coverage for genetic testing, with 93% of all patients paying $0. For those with an out-of-pocket cost, the average is < $60.

We’re with you every step of the way.

Patients and their families use test results to make life-saving medical decisions. Myriad is committed to providing patients with access to accurate and affordable genetic results.

Insurance coverage

Myriad is in-network with most major insurance plans, including Medicare. For commercial and government-funded plans, Myriad will work with your health insurance company to obtain coverage for the test ordered by your healthcare provider.

Patient stories

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Meet Richard

Watch how Richard and his doctor worked together to decide on the best treatment option for him based on his Prolaris results.

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Hear Tim's story

“Prolaris gave me the ability to maintain the lifestyle that my wife and I have lived with for many years now.”

The Myriad advantage

7 million patients tested

Committed to making testing easy and affordable

Committed to keeping your genetic privacy safe

Lifetime commitment to helping you understand your results and disease

Don’t Wait! Be proactive with Prolaris.

You deserve better answers about your prostate cancer. There’s no benefit in waiting for your doctor to suggest Prolaris, but there are big benefits to taking the test now. Be proactive and request our patient guide today.

Or contact a Myriad trusted advisor at

(513) 216-4752