Hereditary Cancer Quiz – Genetic Testing

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This brief questionnaire will help you determine whether you should be further evaluated for either Hereditary Breast Cancer, hereditary-quiz, cancer test, cancer supportOvarian Cancer syndrome or Lynch syndrome, an inherited condition causing a higher risk for cancers of the digestive tract, gynecologic tract, and other organs.

On average, the quiz takes less than 1 minute to complete.

Did you know:
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Genetic testing can help you determine if you are at increased risk for developing certain types of cancer.
• 25 Genes are analyzed by Myriad Genetic Laboratories for hereditary cancer risk.
• Coverage is excellent! Most insurance companies cover genetic testing at 100%.

Don’t forget to include BOTH your mother’s and father’s side of the family when answering questions.
You will be assessed for the following hereditary cancers:
Breast Cancer    •   Ovarian Cancer   •   Colon Cancer   •   Uterine Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer   •   Gastric Cancer   •   Prostate Cancer   •   Melanoma

These questions are based on the clinical guidelines doctors use to determine whether you should be tested for one of the above syndromes. This is not a test, but rather a questionnaire to help determine risk so you can be prepared to talk to your doctor about further evaluation of your personal and family history of cancer.

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A cancer diagnosis can be devastating to the way a family is able to function normally on a day to day basis.  The average time for chemotherapy treatment is 4-6 months.  Some treatments can last a year.  This may start after a surgical procedure that requires recovery time prior to the start of chemotherapy.
If the diagnosed patient is a single income earner, or one half of a duel income family, the economic effect is significant.  When a child or teen is diagnosed, the same issue arises when one parent needs to be with the patient throughout the treatment.  Taking that parent out of the day to day schedule has emotional effects on other minor children within the home.  Who will take the other children to after school activities?  Who will make dinners, go to the grocery, maintain the secure home atmosphere for the children not diagnosed?  How can Dad earn the necessary income and maintain the home?
Deductibles for insurance are due at the start of treatment.  Most are significant for those trying to keep the monthly premiums low.  The average cost is $1,318 out of pocket before insurance begins to cover part of the bills.  Each doctor visit requires a copay.  The average copay for a specialist doctor visit is $30-$50.  Procedures needed for appropriate diagnosis that include an MRI, X-rays, radiation may not be fully covered.  The estimated cost of initial chemotherapy is $7,000.  More than one round of chemotherapy may be necessary.  This is the reality of a cancer diagnosis.

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