What is Genetic Cancer Testing (CGX)?
Genetic testing looks for specific inherited mutations in a person’s DNA. Certain mutations can have harmful effects on an individual's health. We look to examine the mutations that may increase a person’s likelihood of developing cancer.
Why Genetic Cancer Testing?
Understand Your DNA
After your genetic testing, we will be able to determine whether your genes are actively contributing to a heightened risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Genetic testing can confirm whether a condition is, indeed, the result of an inherited syndrome. Inherited mutations play a part in about 10% of all cancers.
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.
Genetic reports are sent from the lab to the individual's primary care physician roughly eight weeks after testing. In addition, genetic counselors notify individuals of their results and give recommended plan of action.
Genetic counselors provide thorough explanation of your results and prepare a recommended step-by-step plan of action.
Regardless of results, we recommend visiting your primary care physician as well as speaking with our genetic counselors on an annual basis.
A predisposed mutation is NOT a cancer diagnosis. Individuals are now informed and may take preventative measures for their personal health.