Test #2 - Hereditary Cancer Test
Who should take the Hereditary Cancer Test?
Anyone who has cancer ... has immediate family with
cancer …or has extended family with cancer should consider
taking the test. It could give you peace of mind knowing that
you do not have any of the mutated genes that can lead to cancer.
On the other hand, it could show that you are at risk for one
or more cancers and it can give you and your primary physician
information that could result in early treatment or a preventative
plan. Early treatment is a key to successful treatment of cancers.
Covered by Insurance – because insurance companies recognize that it is less expensive to pay for prevention than to pay for treatment, this test is covered by Medicare, TriCare, and most commercial insurance providers.
There is no need to take this test if you have no history of cancer in your immediate or extended family. That does not mean you are free from potential cancers for other reasons, but it does mean you are unlikely to have inherited the cancer-causing mutated genes.
The Hereditary Cancer test examines 105 gene mutations that are known to potentially lead to one of twelve cancers listed below.
If one of your patients has any of the known mutated genes, the Hereditary Cancer Report will identify one of the five potential outcomes for that gene mutation so that you can construct a treatment prevention plan for your patients.
The results of the hereditary cancer test will show in the ‘TEST RESULT SUMMARY” sections:
2. Likely Pathogenic
3. Uncertain Significance
4. Likely Benign
This hereditary cancer test shows whether the patient has gene mutations that can lead to one of the following twelve cancers:
2. Central Nervous System