Take our brief questionnaire to help determine whether you should be further evaluated for hereditary cancer syndromes. Start quiz now →
Receive your at-home DNA collection kit from our CLIA-certified lab. Provide a small saliva sample, and send it back using the pre-paid label included.
Review your hereditary cancer risk results with a specialist. Discuss next steps and determine an appropriate management plan.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) panels are designed to detect mutations in the human genome leading to predispositions for specific cancers.
They are specifically designed to detect inherited mutations and are not appropriate for the detection of mutations in acquired cancers. Patients with a family history of more than one type of cancer may benefit from a broader genome panel able to detect risks associated with lung, brain, pancreatic, colon, breast, myeloid, sarcoma, prostate, and liver cancers.
Gabriel at United Cancer Testing was kind and knowledgeable while completing my cancer risk assessment. He explained to me my best course of action and the steps that I should take in order to determine my risk for hereditary cancer. He sent me out a cancer test kit quickly and explained how to use it. I am anxiously awaiting my results and would recommend United Cancer Testing to anyone loo-king to learn more about their risk for cancer.
My mother and father both died of cancer and I was reading around trying to see if there was anything I could do to determine if I would get it. I called United Cancer Testing and they said I was a candidate for a “hereditary cancer test” the “Canadian panel.” They sent me a testing kit that included a tube that I had to provide a saliva sample in. It was very simple, all I had to do was spit into the tube. Once I sent the test kit back I was told that it would take approximately 10 days to run the tests and then I would have results.
Edward at United Cancer Testing answered the phone immediately. I explained to him that I have an extensive family history of cancer and that I am looking to learn more about my risk factors and what I can do to mitigate them. I spoke to my MD and he suggested germline testing. United Cancer Testing offers this. United Cancer Testing was able to coordinate with my PCP to prescribe a genetic cancer test. I received the results of my test a few weeks later and was able to develop a plan with my PCP to decrease my risk.
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