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Should I Get Genetic Testing?

Share Our "Should I Get Genetic Testing?" Page and Help Family Members Learn More About Genetic Testing

by Lisa Rezende, PhD

The genetic testing landscape seems to be constantly changing — new tests, new gene mutations, new guidelines — but the need for high-quality information on genetic testing for cancer risk remains the same. FORCE is here to help. We have assembled resources for people who are considering genetic testing, all in one place.

The compiled resources on our Should I get genetic testing? page are for anyone who is concerned about hereditary cancer in their family, and includes:

  • signs of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • a chart to record your family history.
  • a table of genes that are linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
  • information on how to find a genetics expert in your area.
  • resources on paying for genetic testing.
  • information about insurance.
  • a list of labs that offer testing.
  • information regarding where you can find support during the genetic testing process and after you receive your results.

Please share this valuable resource with friends and family members who might be at risk for hereditary cancer.


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