Understand Your Predisposition to CancerThe Privy Health Hereditary Cancer Insight helps you understand how your genetic profile impacts your predisposition to 25 types of cancer. Get Cancer Insight Now
Knowledge Is Power
Everyone is at risk of developing cancer, but what we do to lower our exposure will speak volumes when it comes to prevention and treatment. Some individuals are genetically predisposed to the development of certain types of cancers because they might run in his or her family. Genetic testing for hereditary cancer can present valuable medical information to you.
Results let you work with your healthcare provider to explore lifestyle changes and make medically informed decisions to reduce your cancer risk. Genetic testing increases the chances for successful treatment and the probability of early detection, which strengthens cancer prevention and dramatically increases the rate of survival.
If you are diagnosed with a disease, or if a family history of a disease is revealed through testing, understanding your genetics can help you make more informed treatment decisions. It can also provide insight into how particular predispositions may play a role within your family. That not only includes your children but siblings, aunts, and uncles, nieces and cousins.
Cancer Insight (CGX) Screening Includes
- Information about the presence of genetic markers associated with an increased risk for cancer
- An evaluation of your personal and family medical history
- Individualized assessment of your cancer risk information and how your predisposition could affect your family
Presence of a Mutation and Increased Risk
The Privy Health Cancer Insight analyzes over 100 genes and tumor markers, including BRCA1, BRCA2, MLH1, and MSH2. A mutation in one or more of these genes can
Mutations found in your genes can considerably increase your risk of developing cancer. The graphs below show the risk for cancer types that correspond with mutations in the following genes: APC, CDH1, BRCA1, CDKN2A, MLH1, BRCA2 .
Women’s % of Risk
In women, the presence of a BRCA1 mutation increase the chances of breast cancer up to 81% and ovarian cancer up to 54% by age 81.
Men’s % of Risk
In men, the presence of an APC mutation dramatically increase the probability of colorectal cancer up to 70-100% by age 80, if untreated.