Cancer Risk

Two in five Canadians are expected to develop cancer in their lifetimes. With today’s treatment options, however, survival rates improve dramatically when cancers are diagnosed early. Our cancer risk assessments can either provide insight into your genetic predisposition to hereditary cancers, or detect cancer early so cancer can be ruled out or so treatment options can engaged if needed.

Hereditary Cancer Panel Testing

Hereditary Cancer Panel Testing

Some families have a higher-than-expected prevalence of cancer or cases of early-onset cancers, suggesting a strong genetic cause. This type of genetic cause is hereditary, and can be particularly common for breast, ovarian and colon cancers. If there is a history of cancer in your family, Medcan can provide you with a more specialized or targeted genetic test that evaluates multiple cancer genes at once. The most well-known of these genes are BRCA1 and BRCA2, both of which can significantly increase the risk to develop breast, ovarian and other related cancers.

Medcan Hereditary Cancer Panel Testing includes:

  • An analysis of family history to determine cancer risk and selection of genes to be tested
  • A genetic test panel that is customized based on your family and/or personal history of cancer
  • Review and interpretation of your test results by a certified genetic counsellor and medical geneticist
  • Recommendations and referrals for further screening in the event of a positive gene test, including genetic testing for at-risk relatives

View Fact Sheet – Hereditary Cancer Panel Testing

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