Genetic Testing and Counseling
At Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care, we believe the best cancer treatment is cancer prevention. We understand it can be frightening to find out you could potentially develop cancer, but early detection helps make treatment more successful. Learn how our genetic testing for cancer can help you discover your risk factors.
Genetic Testing for Cancer and Cancer Counseling
We offer genetic testing and counseling for patients with an inherited risk of cancer from BRCA, Lynch syndrome, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, uterine cancer, and others. With our genetic testing for cancer, we will discover your chances of developing certain cancers in your life. Our genetic testing is open to both men and women to help understand their cancer risk.
We want our patients to leave our offices with complete understanding of their risk for cancer. Our patients will also have a plan for further care after receiving their results.
Perform a Self-assessment Test for Personal or Family History
Take a look at the qualities below. If any apply to you, contact our office today to schedule an appointment for genetic testing for cancer.
Breast and ovarian cancer*
Do any of the following apply to you?:
- Breast cancer at age 50 or younger
- Ovarian cancer at any age
- Male breast cancer at any age
- Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and a personal or family history of an HBOC-associated* cancer at any age
- Two breast cancers in the same person or on the same side of the family
- Triple negative breast cancer at any age
- Pancreatic cancer and an HBOC-associated* cancer in the same person or on the same side of the family
- A previously identified BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation in your family
* Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited condition that causes an increased risk for ovarian, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancer. The vast majority of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is due to an alteration or gene mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. These gene mutations can be inherited from either your mother or father.
Do any of the following apply to you?
- Colorectal cancer before age 50
- Colorectal cancer after age 50
- Colorectal adenomatous polyp(s)
- Endometrial (uterine) cancer
- More than one Lynch syndrome-related cancer* in the same individual
- Other Lynch syndrome-related cancer*
- Relative with a known Lynch syndrome gene mutation
- Tumor with microsatellite instability (MSI)
* Lynch Syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), is an inherited condition that causes an increased risk for early onset colorectal cancer (often before age 50) as well as other related cancers†. The majority of Lynch Syndrome is due to a mutation in the MLH1, MSH2 or MSH6 genes. These mutations can be inherited from either your mother or father.
† Colorectal, endometrial, stomach, ovarian, kidney/urinary tract, brain, small bowel, pancreatic, sebaceous adenoma/carcinoma
If Any of These Apply to You, Contact Us Today
The sooner we can assess your risk of obtaining cancer in the future, the better success we have creating a treatment plan. Schedule an appointment for our genetic testing for cancer today!