Genetic test that assesses your risk of developing breast cancer. Individual polygenic risk score for breast cancer based on the high-tech analysis of 2803 genetic variants associated with breast cancer
For woman aged 30+
Identify cancer risk
Our Breast Genetic test is a test that assesses your risk of developing breast cancer. This test defines personal genetic predisposition for breast cancer.
This test is recommended for UK women between the ages of 30-75.
This test is only suitable for individuals who have no previous history of breast cancer.
Test results include:
Early cancer detection dramatically improves your chances of beating it. If monitored and caught at stage 1, the earliest stage, 98% of women will survive their cancer for 5 years or more after diagnosis.
Often breast cancer develops due to things you can’t affect, such as your age, hormones or density of breast tissue. However, many cancers can also be brought on by mutations in your DNA, including Breast Cancer. In fact, one of the highest risk factors is having a family member with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Having a first-degree relative (mother, sister, or daughter) with breast cancer almost doubles your risk of developing it yourself. Having 2 first-degree relatives increases your risk by 300%.
Our Genetic test requires just a small saliva sample to tell you whether you are at increased risk of developing breast cancer over the next 10 years due to your genetics, compared to the average ‘healthy’ person in the UK.
Knowing your risk means you can take action now to ensure you stay healthy for longer – such as regularly checking your breasts at home and going for regular screening and mammograms.
You do not need an initial consultation to take this test.
This test is available to purchase directly online or via your private healthcare/wellness clinic. However, all Antegenes test kits include mandatory pre and post-test support which will either be provided by your clinician or London Medical Testing’s doctor.
All test kits include mandatory pre and post-test support which will either be provided by London Medical Testing Doctors.
It’s never been simpler to understand your health and risk of cancer
There are symptoms and signs to watch out for.
• Lump or area of thick tissue in the breast or armpit that wasn’t there before
• Change in size, shape, appearance, dimples, redness of one or both breasts
• Discharge from the nipple
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Your individual breast cancer risk can be very high, whether or not there is a family history of cancer. Knowing your personal cancer risk is the key to cancer prevention and longevity.
When determining genetic risk, it is possible to identify women at increased risk for breast cancer so that they can receive timely examinations and a personal follow-up plan. By implementing precision prevention, it is possible to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer and achieve a longer life.
More than 50 hereditary cancer syndromes have been described; see the PDQ Cancer Genetics Overview for a list of familial cancer susceptibility syndromes. Most of these are caused by harmful variants that are inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion—that is, a
single altered copy of the gene inherited from one parent is enough to increase a person’s chance of developing cancer. For most of these syndromes, genetic tests for harmful variants are available. Tests are also available for several inherited genetic variants that are not associated with
named syndromes but have been found to increase cancer risk. Examples include inherited variants in PALB2 (associated with increased risks of breast and pancreatic cancers), CHEK2 (breast and colorectal cancers), BRIP1 (ovarian cancer), and RAD51C and RAD51D (ovarian cancer).
Genetic tests are usually requested by a person’s genetic counselor, doctor, or other health care provider who has reviewed the individual’s health and family history. The genetic test options from which a health professional may select include those that look at a single gene
and those that look for harmful variants in multiple genes at the same time. Tests of the latter type are called multigene (or panel) tests.
Testing is done on a small sample of bodily fluid or tissue—usually blood, but sometimes saliva, cells from inside the cheek, or skin cells. The sample is then sent to a laboratory that specializes in genetic testing. The laboratory returns the test results to the doctor or genetic counselor who requested the test. It usually takes several weeks or longer to get the test results. Health insurance typically covers genetic counseling and many genetic tests, if they are considered medically necessary. A person considering genetic testing should discuss costs and health insurance coverage with their doctor and insurance company before being tested.
https://londonmedicaltesting.com/doctor-consultation/You can find out more about our online Doctor Consultation Service here. Appointments are available at your convenience, from 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year.
Screening is looking for signs of disease, such as breast cancer, before a person has symptoms. The goal of screening tests is to find cancer at an early stage when it can be treated and may be cured. Sometimes a screening test finds a cancer that is very small or very slow growing. These cancers are unlikely to cause death or illness during the person’s lifetime. Scientists are trying to better understand which people are more likely to get certain types
of cancer. For example, they look at the person’s age, their family history, and certain exposures during their lifetime. This information helps doctors recommend who should be screened for cancer, which screening tests should be used, and how often the tests should be performed.
It is important to remember that your doctor does not necessarily think you have cancer if he or she suggests a screening test. Screening tests are done when you have no cancer symptoms. Women who have a strong family history or a personal history of cancer or other risk factors may also be offered genetic testing. If a screening test result is abnormal, you may need to have more tests done to find out if you have cancer. These are called diagnostic tests, rather than screening test.