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Understand Your
Risk of Developing
Cancer, So You
Can Take Action

Gene mutations and a family history of disease can increase your risk for developing certain types of cancer, including prostate cancer. In recognition of Movember, and in order to make it easier to access potentially meaningful genetic information, we are offering a promotional out-of-pocket rate of $115 for genetic counseling through November 2021. Learn about insurance coverage.

Understand
Your Risk of
Developing
Cancer, So You
Can Take Action

Gene mutations and a family history of disease can increase your risk for developing certain types of cancer, including prostate cancer. In recognition of Movember, and in order to make it easier to access potentially meaningful genetic information, we are offering a promotional out-of-pocket rate of $115 for genetic counseling through November 2021. Learn about insurance coverage.

How Does it Work?

Let’s navigate genetic testing and counseling for cancer, together. We’re here to help.

ATTEND AN INITIAL CONSULTATION

A genetic counselor will review your health history and your family’s health history. If genetic testing can help, a genetic counselor can walk you through your best options, tell you about the pros and cons, and help you decide if you want to proceed. A genetic counselor can also help you learn if your insurance will cover the cost of your testing.

GENETIC TESTING

Depending on the test, genetic testing is usually done with a saliva sample or blood sample. On average, the amount of time it takes to test results is 3 weeks. If you need to give a saliva sample, you will be sent a collection kit that you can return directly to the testing laboratory. If you need to give a blood sample, you will be scheduled to have your blood drawn at a time and place convenient to you. The wait time for results varies, depending on the test.

REVIEW RESULTS WITH A GENETIC COUNSELOR

Genetic test results can be complex. A genetic counselor can explain what your results mean—and don’t mean—so that you understand them and can meaningfully use the insights that you’ve learned.

INTEGRATION

    Your genetic counselor will create a personalized action plan so that you can take advantage of what you learned and share it with your doctor. This could include adjustments to your regular health care. Your doctor is an important partner to help you maximize your proactive genetic test results and help you stay healthy.

PROSTATE CANCER BY THE NUMBERS

What You Should Know

10-15% of new prostate cancer cases are genetic.
1 out of every 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States. Across the country, there are more than 3.25 million men living with the disease.
If you’re over 50, you should talk to your doctor about PSA testing. If you’re African American, you need to start that conversation at 45. If you have a brother or father with prostate cancer in their history, do it at 45.
PROSTATE CANCER BY THE NUMBERS

What You Should Know

10-15% of new prostate cancer cases are genetic.
1 out of every 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States. Across the country, there are more than 3.25 million men living with the disease.
If you’re over 50, you should talk to your doctor about PSA testing. If you’re African American, you need to start that conversation at 45. If you have a brother or father with prostate cancer in their history, do it at 45.

Genetic Testing for Cancer

Get to know the two types of genetic testing for cancer.

Genetic Testing for Cancer

Get to know the two types of genetic testing for cancer.

Hereditary cancer testing

Hereditary Cancer Testing

Genetic testing for hereditary cancer looks for gene mutations in what are called germline cells, which are passed from parent to child. Germline DNA mutations in certain genes associated with cancer risk are inherited mutations and cause increased cancer risk to different generations in a family.

GENETIC TESTING MAY ALLOW YOU TO:

  • Take proactive measures to help reduce your risk for cancer or allow for early detection
  • Help you and your health providers make more informed decisions about your health care
  • Inform your family members who may also be at risk for cancer, so they too can take proactive measures for their own health
Tumor testing

TUMOR Testing

Tumor testing is a different type of genetic testing for cancer. This is done on a cancer tumor or cancer tumor cells to look for gene mutations in the tumor cell’s DNA—sort of like cancer genetics. Tumor testing is NOT intended to be genetic testing for hereditary cancer. Tumor testing only looks for gene mutations in what are called somatic cells in the tumor. Somatic gene mutations are not passed from parent to child.

GENETIC TESTING MAY ALLOW YOU TO:

  • Diagnose a cancer
  • Learn if certain treatments might be helpful for that specific type of cancer
  • Learn about the chances of the cancer coming back
READY TO GET STARTED WITH A GENETIC COUNSELING APPOINTMENT?

Which Payment Option is Right for You?

Insurance

With in-network insurance coverage, on average our patients pay $50 per visit. Genome Medical is now in-network with multiple large insurance providers. However, genetic counseling may not be covered in all cases.

Self-Pay

We offer an affordable self-pay option for our patients who prefer to pay out-of-pocket. For the month of November, pay just

$179  $115

for a genetic counseling appointment.

This cost does not include genetic testing. Any genetic testing will need to be paid for separately.

READY TO GET STARTED WITH A GENETIC
COUNSELING APPOINTMENT?

Which Payment Option is Right for You?

Insurance

With in-network insurance coverage, on average our patients pay $50 per visit. Genome Medical is now in-network with multiple large insurance providers. However, genetic counseling may not be covered in all cases.

Self-Pay

We offer an affordable self-pay option for our patients who prefer to pay out-of-pocket. For the month of November, pay just

$179  $115

for a genetic counseling appointment.

This cost does not include genetic testing. Any genetic testing will need to be paid for separately.

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Hereditary Cancer and Genetics

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Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer

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What types of cancer can run in families because of genetics?

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Not Ready to Schedule an
Appointment with a Genetic Counselor?