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Genetic Testing

Recent studies of the human genome have demonstrated that a person’s genetic makeup can often reveal a great deal about his or her health risks.
Genetic testing can help determine your propensity for some cancers, such as breast, ovarian, and colon cancers.
At Provena Saint Joseph’s Cancer Care Center, we counsel people who may have potential risks related to an inherited gene mutation. We get their detailed family histories; and for appropriate candidates, we recommend testing for specific genetic mutations though a company called Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.

Myriad uses innovative technology to perform highest-quality genetic testing that can predict a person's risk for developing certain cancers. Test results can help people in various ways:

  • If no risk exists, they gain peace of mind.
  • Individuals who are at risk can work with their doctors to take critical actions that can save their lives by helping them prevent, discover, or manage these specific cancers.
  • Testing also provides vital information that can alert and protect family members, including siblings and other relatives as well as current and future children and grandchildren.

Federal laws regarding genetic testing protect patient privacy and prevent discrimination based on genetic information. Most states also have laws that ban discrimination.

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