Hereditary Cancer Testing
Knowing your patients’ genetics can provide answers to some of the most pressing questions about their cancer or potential risk of cancer.
Importance of Hereditary Cancer Testing
5-10% of all cancers are caused by an inherited genetic mutation. Your patients that have a genetic mutation, or hereditary cancer, can be far more likely to develop certain cancers and often at a much younger age. Patients with hereditary cancer may benefit from more frequent screening, surgical considerations, or treatment plans based on medical society guidelines. Patients may also qualify for certain targeted therapy options based on their mutation status.