Take control of your health.
Knowing your risk for developing hereditary cancer lets you make your healthcare choices with confidence.
What is Hereditary Cancer?
Some cancers are hereditary, meaning that you can inherit genetic variants, or changes, from your parents which can increase your risk of developing those cancers in your lifetime.
Your personal and family history of cancer can determine whether or not you should get hereditary cancer screening. A strong family history of cancer can include:
- Cancer at an early age.
- The presence of rare cancers
- Multiple relatives with the same type of cancer.
- One relative diagnosed with multiple primary cancers.
The Hereditary Cancer Panel
The Hereditary Cancer Panel gives you a personalized risk assessment of your chance to develop hereditary cancer in your lifetime. This curated panel of 32 genes has been designed to give you clear and actionable information that you and your healthcare provider can use to develop a risk management plan. The Hereditary Cancer Panel looks for genetic variants (changes) within these 32 genes as well as taking into account any family history of cancer to give you a risk assessment for many types of cancer.
The NxGen MDx Hereditary Cancer Panel
Your risk assessment may change how often you get screenings and procedures done to detect cancer. Generally, the earlier that cancer is detected the more effective treatment will be.
Working with your healthcare provider you may choose to have early preventative procedures, risk reducing surgeries, or medication to help prevent cancer from developing.
Your risk assessment not only provides you with your lifetime risk for hereditary cancer but can also serve as a powerful education tool for your family, allowing them to take action and develop their own risk management plans.
By filling out the form below, we can help you locate a provider in your area that offers our testing, or reach out to your doctor to see if they are willing to order the Hereditary Cancer Panel. It is our goal to get back to you as soon as possible.