Hereditary Cancer Screening/Myriad MyRisk

As many as 10% of cancer cases are hereditary.

Knowing your personal and family history of cancer is the first step in determining if you might be at increased risk for cancer.

The Couri Center is excited to launch Myriad myRisk genetic cancer screening and complimentary tele-education program.  Myriad has over 25 years of experience and more than 1.6 million people tested and is the established leader in the field of genetic testing.

Myriad myRisk combines your genetic information with personal and family history to generate management options to help you lower your cancer risks.  It looks at multiple genes that impact inherited risks for eight important cancers – breast, ovarian, uterine, gastric, colorectal, pancreatic, prostate and melanoma.  In families with hereditary cancer, the cancer risk is passed down through generations by inheriting altered genes, which increase the risk of developing cancer.  People with hereditary cancer are more likely to have relatives with the same type or related type of cancer.  They may develop more than one cancer and their cancer often occurs at an earlier age.  A simple, in-office blood test can identify gene mutations that could impact lifetime medical management.  The Couri Center offers MyRisk screening & complimentary tele-education to our patients who meet cancer-screening criteria. We can help you decide if you might benefit from the test.

Call our office at 309-692-6838 for more information.

 

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