About Hereditary Cancer Screening According to research, up to 10 percent of cancers are due to factors that are passed from one generation to the next. Today there are genetic tests that can be used to determine a person’s risk for developing cancer. If you have a family history of cancer, you may want to speak to one of our providers about genetic testing. There are many benefits to getting tested. If one of your family members had cancer, there is a chance that you inherited a gene mutation that not only increases your own risk of cancer but also could be passed to your children. The sooner genetic testing is done, the more likely the risk can be managed. Genetic testing is done via a saliva sample or a blood draw
Most insurances cover genetic testing if you meet the requirements. We offer a convenient questionnaire and phone call service in our office where you can speak directly with a genetic counselor to see if this testing is rite for you. Call today to schedule your appointment.