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Multi-Cancer Risk Genetic Panel Test

Multi-Cancer Risk Genetic Panel Test

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All of us have a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of cancer, but some common cancers – breast, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate and ovarian – are known to occur more frequently in families, passing from one generation to the next.
  • Simple saliva test that you can do in your own home
  • Knowing you have a genetic mutation enables you to make sure you have regular check-ups and screenings.
  • Many mutations are known to be hereditary: if you have a mutation, there is a 50% chance that your brothers and sisters – and your children will have it too.
  • understand your risks
  • monitor your health
  • protect your family
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All of us have a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of cancer, but some common cancers – breast, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate and ovarian – are known to occur more frequently in families, passing from one generation to the next.

It’s because certain gene mutations can be inherited.  Perhaps the most commonly talked about are the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes, where mutations can indicate increased risk of developing breast, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate and ovarian cancers. The Color 30-gene Pan Cancer Panel test examines these and an additional 28 genes which can also indicate risk in the areas of uterine, colorectal (bowel) and stomach cancer. 

For you
Knowing you have a genetic mutation enables you to make sure you have regular check-ups and screenings.

For your family
Many mutations are known to be hereditary: if you have a mutation, there is a 50% chance that your brothers and sisters – and your children will have it too.

Taking control
Discussing your results with a professional geneticist or your own doctor can help you:

  • Understand your risks of developing known cancers
  • Monitor your health
  • Protect your family

 

Frequently asked questions

    Q. Do I need a doctor to authorise this test?
    A. No, you can buy it directly from this website – our service includes mandatory pre and post-test clinical support to confirm if the test will be helpful to you and to help you understand the results
    Q. Will my health insurance cover the cost of this test?
    A. Many health insurance plans cover the cost of genetic testing – check with your provider to find out if it is in your policy.
    Q. How soon do I get my results?
    A. Usually within 3-4 weeks of receipt of your kit in the laboratory.
    Q. How accurate is the test?
    A. Color’s laboratory has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and has Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification. The Color Test showed >99% accuracy in multiple validation studies.

    What your results mean for you.

    You will be provided with post-test clinical support by Everything Genetic’s medical team to explain your results and next steps.

    Positive

    A positive result does NOT mean you have cancer, or that you will definitely develop it. It does means that a mutation, or genetic change, has been identified in a specific gene that increases the chance of your developing certain cancers in your lifetime – and your personal results will provide more detailed information specific to you. There may also be implications for other members of your family – and this will also be discussed with you.

    Negative

    A negative result means that no mutations or genetic changes associated with an increased risk of the most common hereditary cancers were identified in the genes that were analysed. The result does not eliminate your risk of developing cancer completely as there are other factors, such as lifestyle, or perhaps mutations not detected by current technology or mutations in other genes. Again, all this will be discussed with you.

    Variant of uncertain significance

    This is where a gene mutation has been found, but at present we do not know if this affects your risk of certain cancers. Our scientists use state-of-the-art techniques to classify variants according to American College of Genetics and Genomics guidelines. All clinically actionable variants (i.e. factors like pathogenic and likely pathogenic – in other words able to, or likely to cause a disease/condition) are co firmed using an alternative technology. We understand that this can sound complex, so if your results show you have an actionable variant, this will be explained to you.

        We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to request a return.

        To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

        Please return to: Dam Health, 1 Rose Ln, Liverpool L18 8ES
        You can read our return policy here:

        https://damhealthshop.com/policies/refund-policy

        Although we offer
        next day delivery, courier delivery times are out of our control. We are unable
        to offer you a refund for late delivery. You will receive tracking information
        once your order is dispatched. All orders placed by 1pm will be dispatched same
        day