Knowing your risk for breast and ovarian cancer means you can take action
Women and men with certain variations in their DNA are at increased risk for developing breast cancer—and ovarian cancer in women. Getting tested can give you the information you and your doctor need to enhance your screening or take preventive action.
If you decide testing is the right thing to do, risk screening can be done for women and men as early as age 19—and at any age after that.
How Millennium HCR can help you
With the Millennium HCR test, you can tell if you carry BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which are strong risk indicators for breast and ovarian cancer. Together, according to the CDC, BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations account for 20% to 25% of hereditary breast cancers. The Millennium HCR test will also test for changes in 30 additional genes, including APC, ATM, BARD1, BMPR1A, BRIP1, CDH1, CDKN2A, CHEK2, EPCAM, FH, FLCN, MLH1, MRE11A, MSH2, MSH6, MUTYH, NBN, PALB2, PMS2, PTEN, RAD50, RAD51C, RAD51D, RINT1, SDHB, SMAD4, STK11, TP53, VHL, and XRCC2, to inform you about risks associated with breast, ovarian, colon, and endometrial (uterine) cancers.