The SHOW Center offers specialized genetic counseling and testing services. We strive to provide exceptional quality of care by offering evidence-based care with genetic testing.
What is Hereditary Cancer Testing?
Hereditary Cancer testing is a genetic test that can help your healthcare provider determine if you are at increased risk for developing cancer due to a genetic mutation passed down through your family.
Testing is Quick & Easy
If your healthcare provider recommends hereditary cancer testing it can be done right in your provider’s office or via a telehealth appointment. Your provider will collect a blood or saliva sample in office or have a saliva test shipped to you using a special kit which will then be shipped to Myriad Genetic Laboratories for analysis. Test results will be delivered directly to your provider in approximately 3-4 weeks. Your provider will schedule an appointment to discuss your results.
Why is Hereditary Cancer Treatment Important?
If you have a family history of cancer, hereditary cancer testing is the only way to determine if you have hereditary, familial or general population risk. This information allows you and your provider to make informed healthcare decisions and develop plans to manage any increased cancer risk.
You can also click on the following Hereditary Cancer Quiz to see if you meet criteria for genetic testing.
If you have a family or personal history of the following cancers, please make an appointment with Dr. Heather Quaile.
Types of Cancers Associated with a possible Hereditary Cancer Syndrome:
- Breast Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer