While most cases of cancer happen by chance due to a variety of factors, about 10% of the time, cancer is linked to a single change in a gene, or mutation, that has been passed down from generation to generation. This is referred to as hereditary cancer.
Families with hereditary cancer often have multiple family members affected with cancer, and certain cancers may be diagnosed at younger ages. A person who has inherited a gene mutation associated with hereditary cancer will not necessarily get cancer, but he or she is at a higher risk than those without a gene mutation.
The CancerFreeUSA.org CGX DNA Cancer Test can help determine if you carry a mutation that would put you at an increased risk for cancer.
CancerFreeUSA.Org Cancer test can determine whether you are at an increased risk of certain cancers.
The cancer patterns in your family will help your provider determine your risks and options. Before your next appointment, try to gather whatever information you can about your relatives on both sides of your family who have been affected by cancer.
You’ll need to know the type of cancer they had and at what age they were diagnosed. If you or anyone in your family has had colon polyps (growths found during a colonoscopy), your provider will want to know about that too
If you think anyone in your family might have already had genetic testing for cancer, it’s helpful if you can provide that information, including the genes they were tested for and the results.
CancerFreeUSA looks at 29 genes associated with risk for many different kinds of cancer, such as breast, ovarian, colon, pancreatic, prostate, and others. Your healthcare provider can help you determine if testing is right for you.
Our Labs focus on genes with clear cancer risks and patient management guidelines. The platform we use is scientifically validated and meets the highest industry standards, with 99.92% sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy—so you can feel confident in your results and the decisions you make.
Everyone carries genetic mutations that have the potential to cause a disorder