Does breast or ovarian cancer run in your family?
If so, you should know about BRCA Analysis®… 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 Dr. Erhard can take steps to manage your risk.
About BRCA Analysis 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.
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We know from research that up to 10% of cancers are due to factors that are passed from one generation to the next. These syndromes are known as hereditary cancers and there are certain genetic tests that can determine an individual’s risk for developing these cancers. If you have reason to suspect that you or someone you know may be at risk for cancer, such as a family history of cancer, membership in an at-risk ethnic population or other factor, we encourage genetic testing to be strongly considered.
There are many benefits to getting tested, regardless of the eventual result. If a family member had cancer, however distant, there is a chance that a gene mutation was inherited that not only increases the present or future risk but also could be passed along to the next generation. If you or someone you know is a carrier of a hereditary cancer gene mutation, it could signal a risk for getting cancer earlier in life than someone in the general population. The sooner testing takes place; the easier it is to manage the risk appropriately.
Remember: Your healthcare professional is your most valuable source of information and advice about hereditary cancer screening.
Myriad Genetic Testing Facts:
Genetic testing is done via a mouth wash sample or a blood draw
Insurance generally covers 90% of testing costs
Privacy laws are in place to protect you
Optional payment plans are available if necessary
“At Myriad, we are all about the patient. We work every day to provide the highest quality testing to our patients and always keep in mind that the results we provide are affecting the lives of our patients and their family members. I feel good knowing that we all share this common goal.”- Debbie, Myriad Scientist, 9 years
At Myriad, patients are our top priority. We are dedicated to improving patients’ quality of life by offering tests that provide important clinical information to assist patients and their healthcare providers in making treatment decisions. We are continuously innovating to improve patient care through the development of new products across multiple medical specialties. Every day, Myriad is working to empower patients and their healthcare providers with the knowledge to own their healthcare.
The test could make a significant difference in your life.
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