What is Myogenes Hereditary Cancer Testing?

 

Myogenes Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer is a simple saliva swab test that gives patients a comprehensive overview of their individual risk of developing 25 of the most common inherited cancers.

 

What does the hereditary cancer genetic swab test for?

 

The test assesses the risk of the following inherited cancers:

Blood

Central nervous system

Oesophagus

Liver

Peripheral nervous system

Skin

Bladder

Cervix

Gastric

Lung

Pheochomocytoma

Skin basal cell

Bone sarcoma

Colon

Head and neck

Oral

Prostate

Soft tissue sarcoma

Brain tumours

Endocrine

Kidney

Ovarian

Rectal

Thyroid tumours 

Breast

Endometrium

Lip

Pancreatic

Sex cord tumours

 

 

 

Who is the test for?

  • Anyone that would like to know if they have an increased risk of cancer
  • Individuals with a history of family cancer
  • Individuals with cancer who would like to understand if their cancer is hereditary or if they have any further risk of other cancers

 

What does the test involve?

Patients will attend an initial appointment with our private GP to discuss the test in full. During the appointment a simple non-invasive saliva swab will be taken which is then sent off to the specialist laboratory for analysis. During the follow up appointment the private GP will review and discuss the results and any further action plans.

 

What can patients expect from the report?

The comprehensive report provides patients with a personalised health risk management plan allowing patients to take control of their health.

 

How much does it cost?

The full genetic hereditary cancer test including two private GP appointments is £1,300

 

Patients can select just to be tested for the risk of inherited breast cancer. This also includes two private GP appointments at a cost of £1,165