myCancerRisk April 20, 2021 by Description Description myCancer Risk Genetic test to determine hereditary cancer risk myCancerRisk is a genetic test that determines the risk of hereditary cancer through exome sequencing and the subsequent study of 40 genes related to the most common types of hereditary cancer. 750€ ORDER MYCANCERRISK The test is particularly indicated for: People who have been diagnosed with cancer. People with first-degree relatives with cancer before the age of 50. People with a family history of cancer in several family members that suggests a hereditary component. People who want to know their hereditary cancer risk. ORDER MYCANCERRISK Do you want to know your risk for hereditary cancer? Take this quick assessment. EVALUATE YOUR POSSIBLE RISK The questions included in this questionnaire are intended to determine your risk for various types of hereditary cancer. Remember to consider the information from both paternal and maternal factors. If a risk was identified, we recommend a consultation with a genetic counselor to review your personal and family history. This is not a genetic test; it is a questionnaire that assesses your risk for hereditary cardiovascular disease based on the answers you provide. QUESTIONS 1. Have you been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 60? 2. Are you of Ashkenazi Jewish descent? 3. Has anyone in your immediate family been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 60? 4. Have more than one member of the same family lineage been diagnosed with cancer? RESULT If you have answered YES to some of the questions, it is possible, based on the information provided, that you may have an increased risk for hereditary cancer. If a risk was identified, we recommend a consultation with a genetic counselor to review your personal and family history. If you have answered NO to all the previous questions, an increased risk of hereditary cancer cannot be determined. This does not imply that you cannot be a carrier of a pathogenic variant. Veritas has a team of medical professionals specialized in genetics. You can arrange a consultation for genetic counseling in person or online to answer any questions you may have and analyze your specific case. REQUEST ADVICE myCancerRisk includes: Whole exome sequencing and interpretation of 40 selected genes including analysis of CNVs (Copy Number Variants) in specific genes.Storage of sequencing data for subsequent re-analysis.Possibility of extending the study to other genes of interest to the specialist.Advice offered by medical geneticists for both the patient and the specialist, if requested.In case of reclassification of previously reported variants, the information is updated to the specialist when they have clinical impact. I want to order myCancerRisk, what are the next steps? 1. Receive your genetic counseling consultation Once you have purchased the test, we will contact you to set up a genetic counseling consultation to review your case and prescribe the test. 2. Receive your kit, give your sample and organize the shipment Veritas will send you the saliva kit. You will then notify us when it is ready for shipment. 3. Analysis of your sample and provide the results We sequence your DNA, extracting the relevant clinical information that will be provided in your report. The maximum period to complete the study and receive your report is 8 weeks. 4. Complete the post-test consultation to review your results A medical professional will explain your results during a genetic counseling consultation. During the session, you will be provided a comprehensive explanation of your results and any recommended actions that can assist with your on-going healthcare management. ORDER MYCANCERRISK You want to know more? Genetics is a field in constant development that generates multiple doubts and questions, in this section we hope to solve some of them. How does the myCancerRisk test work?myCancerRisk is a genetic sequencing test that is performed from a simple saliva sample. We sequence the entire exome (Whole Exome Sequencing) and issue a results report, the impact of which must be assessed by a specialist. All our tests must be prescribed by a doctor and include pre and post test genetic counselling. How long does it take to receive my results?Your results will be available in 4 and 6 weeks from when receive the DNA sample in our lab. The estimated delivery time varies because every person’s genetic information is unique and may require different degrees of analysis. Is myCancerRisk suitable for all ages?myCancerRisk is a test that is designed for people of legal age and is especially relevant in those cases in which there is a personal or family medical history that suggests the existence of hereditary pathology. Do I need a doctor’s prescription to have the analysis? COVID-19 Risk is a genetic test that provides clinically important information. For this reason, the test requires a prescription. If you cannot obtain the prescription from your doctor Veritas can provide a genetic counseling consultation (included with the test) and a geneticist will evaluate your case and provide the prescription.