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Genetic testing benefits for people diagnosed with colorectal cancer

If you have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, genetic testing may provide the following information and benefit:

  • If you test positive for a mutation an in  or , you may be eligible for treatment with an  agent.
  • Test results may make you eligible for clinical trials
  • Testing can help you understand your risk for a new cancer diagnosis and options for managing your risk.
  • Your test results can help your relatives understand their risk for cancer and take actions to stay healthy.
Last updated February 01, 2022