Information About Testing

Genetic Testing

is done to determine whether family members without
obvious illness have inherited the same mutation as a family
member who is known to carry a cancer-associated mutation.

What are the benefits of testing?

“The Power of Knowledge”

Understanding if you have a genetic predisposition to cancer allows you, and your healthcare provider to create a Screening, Nutrition and Prevention plan that is tailored to you

Your Gene’s are not your destiny

Knowing is better than not knowing. Knowledge is Power and
once you have that, then you can make choices and steps
and make your decisions of what You want to do next
Those who are carriers of hereditary cancer gene mutations,
could be at risk of getting cancer earlier in life than the
general population. The sooner genetic testing is done, the
more likely it is that the risk can be managed appropriately.

Is It Right For You?

Many experts recommend that genetic testing for cancer risk should be strongly considered when all three of the following criteria are met:

  • The person being tested has a personal or family history that suggests an inherited cancer risk condition
  • The test results can be adequately interpreted (that is, they can clearly tell whether a specific genetic change is present or absent)
  • The results provide information that will help guide a person’s future medical care

It is strongly recommended that a person who is considering genetic testing speak with a professional trained in genetics before deciding whether to be tested. These professionals can include doctors, genetic counselors, and other health care providers. Genetic counseling can help people consider the risks, benefits, and limitations of genetic testing.