According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the practice of genetic testing for is rapidly evolving secondary to the introduction and use of multigene panels. These panels or tests may identify 40-50 percent more individuals with Hereditary cancer gene mutations than older testing.
$49 Adult Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment
- Initial consult with Nurse Practitioner
- Initial assessment
- In-depth personal history
- In-depth family history with pedigree
- Appropriate physician referral for testing and evaluation
Based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines, you should consider genetic testing if you or a first or second-degree blood relative* have any of the following:
- First degree* relative diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45
- One first or second** degree relative diagnosed with ovarian cancer
- Two breast cancer diagnoses on the same side of a family especially if one relative was diagnosed at an age less than 50
- Members of your family with rare cancers, cancers diagnosed at a young age or multiple cases of cancer in one family
- Three breast cancer diagnoses on the same side of one family (the age of diagnosis does not matter)
- Men in your family with prostate cancer or metastatic prostate cancer
- One first or second degree relative with triple negative breast cancer at or before age 60
- A family member with pancreatic cancer
- Three relatives on the same side of one family with any combination of breast, ovarian, pancreatic or prostate cancer
- Three relatives with melanoma
- Any family member with a known BRCA or other gene mutation
- Anyone found to have a BRCA 1/2 Mutation in tumor tissue known as a somatic mutation
- Are Jewish or have Jewish ancestry
* A first-degree relative is a person’s parent, sibling or child. A second-degree relative is defined as someone’s grandparent, aunt or uncle.
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