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WHAT is Hereditary Cancer?
The likelihood of many cancers increases with mutations on a single gene. This mutation can be passed down from generation to generation and cause increased risk for multiple cancers. When a mutation causes numerous cancers, the cancers are considered to be “related.” And these cancers will often occur within the same families when the gene mutation is found in the family. This occurrence is referred to as "Heredity Cancer Syndrome" or "Inherited Cancer"
Should I Get Tested?
If you have a personal or family history of any of the 8 related cancers, you should ask your doctor about genetic testing for a carrier mutation.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE CANCER
You can learn about your risk, your prevention and surveillance options, and if your FAMILY is at risk.
IF YOU HAVE OR HAD CANCER
You can learn about your risk for related cancers
You can learn about your treatment and prevention options
You can learn if your FAMILY is at risk.
WHAT ARE THE SYNDROMES AND
8 LINKED CANCERS?
Heredity Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC)
Hereditary Lynch Syndrome
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HOW Much Will It Cost?
Check with your provider to see whether your insurance will cover genetic cancer testing based off of your personal or family history. If your provider does not offer genetic testing, they can reach us at to set up their practice. They can also call us at 1-866-GENE-AMD.
If your office DOES offer PrevenTest, call us to see if your insurance is in-network.