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BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Onsite Tests

 

Does breast or ovarian cancer run in your family?

If so, you should know about BRACAnalysis®… a genetic test that can let you know your risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) by identifying a BRCA gene mutation. Knowing your risk can help you be ready against hereditary cancer—so you and your doctor can take steps to manage your risk.

About BRACAnalysis testing:

  • It has helped thousands of women get information that enabled them to make important choices and take steps to reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer
  • The results of this genetic test could make a significant difference in your life and the lives of your family members depending on your family history of cancer
  • The cost of BRACAnalysis is reimbursed by most insurance plans

Why Take a Breast Cancer / Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Test?

You may know that breast or ovarian cancer runs in your family, but you may not know how this relates to your risk. Fortunately, there’s a blood test to identify this kind of inherited risk so you can take action to reduce your chances of developing cancer.

“Both men and women who inherit an altered gene, whether or not they develop cancer themselves, can pass the alteration on to their sons and daughters.”

— The National Human Genome Research Institute,

National Institutes of Health

Inherited risk for breast and ovarian cancer no longer means that cancer is inevitable. Knowledge is a powerful thing, and your confidential BRACAnalysis® results will help you and your family:

  • Reduce your risk
  • Take proactive steps
  • Make informed choices

Be Ready to Fight Cancer Before It Develops

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited condition that causes an increased risk of developing these cancers, often before the age of 50. Research shows that about 10% of breast and ovarian cancer is due to an alteration in either of 2 genes—BRCA1 and BRCA2. These genes can come from either your mother or your father. BRACAnalysis® testing identifies BRCA mutations, so you can take action to reduce your chances of developing cancer.

BRCA Mutation Increases the Risk of Cancer

Proactive Cancer Management Reduces the Risks

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Syndrome: People with HBOC have up to 25 times the risk of breast cancer by age 50 and more than 22 timesthe risk of ovarian cancer by age 70.

 

 


 

Myriad Genetics BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing is available onsite

We also offer Agendia Mammaprint

 

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