Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

Medical decisions for people with an inherited STK11 mutation who have been diagnosed with cancer

Currently there are no cancer treatments approved specifically for people with an STK11 mutation, nor guidelines for treating cancer specifically for people with a STK11 mutation. To learn more about standard of care treatment options for specific types of cancer, visit our section on Cancer Treatment by Cancer Type

People with a cancer diagnosis and an inherited STK11 mutation may want to consider enrolling in a cancer treatment clinical trial.  

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If you are a person with an STK11 mutation, you can find peer support through the following resources:

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The majority of public and private health insurance plans are required to cover cancer diagnosis and treatment; copays, coinsurance and deductibles often apply. Patient costs and coverage for specific doctors, facilities or treatments may vary based on your health plan. If your insurance company denies your claim, your health care provider can help you write an appeal letter, or you can use one of our sample appeal letters. Visit our section on Insurance and Paying for Care: Treatment for more information.

Last updated September 24, 2021