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Take Control of Your Diagnosis with Genetics

Genetics can provide answers to your most pressing questions

The Myriad myRisk® Hereditary Cancer Test can tell you what caused your cancer, what treatment options you have, what additional risks of cancer you have, and if your family’s risk of cancer is higher

What is hereditary cancer testing:

Cancer is caused by harmful changes, known as mutations, in a person’s genes. These mutations play an important role in the development of cancer. While most mutations occur by chance or lifestyle and environmental factors; some mutations are passed down through our family and can cause what is called hereditary cancer.

Benefits of myRisk hereditary cancer testing:

  • Know the cause of your cancer diagnosis
  • Understand your treatment options including new advanced treatments approved by the FDA
  • Eligibility for certain clinical trials
  • Risk of developing additional cancers
  • Family’s risk of developing certain cancers
  • Preventive surgeries to lower your risk of developing certain cancers

Who should consider hereditary cancer testing?

Knowing your personal and family history of cancer is the first step in determining if you should consider hereditary cancer testing.

Hereditary cancer testing is recommended if you have a:

** Before answering the below it’s important to know that the history of cancer on both your mom and dad’s side of the family. Also, know at least three generations of history (parents, children, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other close relatives)

Personal history of:

  • Breast cancer at any age
  • Ovarian cancer at any age
  • Pancreatic cancer at any age
  • Metastatic prostate cancer at any age
  • Colon, rectal, or uterine cancer
    at 64 or younger

Family history of:

  • Breast cancer at 49 or younger
  • Two breast cancers in one relative at any age
  • Three or more breast cancers in relatives on the same side of the family at any age
  • Ovarian, metastatic prostate, pancreatic cancer, or male breast cancer at any age
  • Colon, rectal, uterine cancer at 49 or younger
  • A gene mutation found in a family member
  • Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast cancer in one relative at any age

More than just a hereditary cancer test

If you are a woman* under the age of 85, who has not been diagnosed with breast cancer and tested negative for a gene mutation, you may receive a riskScore® as part of your myRisk test results. riskScore provides you a personalized calculation of your future breast cancer risk by calculating your clinical risk factors and over 80 genetic markers associated with breast cancer.

* Based on research at time of product launch, riskScore is only calculated for women of solely European ancestry under the age of 85 and without a personal history of breast cancer, LCIS, hyperplasia, atypical hyperplasia, or a breast biopsy of unknown results. riskScore is not calculated if a woman or a blood relative is known to carry a mutation in a breast cancer risk gene.

How much is myRisk

97%

Insurers who have
coverage for hereditary
cancer testing

75%

Patients who pay $0
for testing at Myriad5

90%

Patients who have or will
qualify for a payment of
$100 or less5

At Myriad, we are dedicated to helping ALL appropriate patients get testing. If you encounter any financial hardship, we will work directly with you toward your complete satisfaction. If you have any questions regarding the cost of testing, please contact Myriad at 844-MYRIAD9 (844-697-4239) or billing@myriad.com.

What is the myRisk testing process

Next Steps:

If you are interested in learning more about the Myriad myRisk test or about how you can be tested call our Medical Services Team at 1-800-469-7423 ext 3850.