Test your risk of breast cancer
Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime – and most will have no significant family history.
That’s why GeneType for Breast Cancer looks beyond family history. Know your risk to learn more about your options to reduce that risk.
Risk factors to consider
Personalised risk score. Personalised health plan.
GeneType for Breast Cancer can help you and your health provider develop a risk reduction health plan just for you. Depending on your risk, your health provider may consider:
- Managing the risk factors you can change
- Additional breast screening that may include mammograms, ultrasound and/or MRI
- Risk-reducing medications (if appropriate)
- Consultation with a specialist
Is GeneType for Breast Cancer right for you?
How many of these questions can you answer yes to?
|I am 35 or older
|I have been told I have dense breast tissue
|I have not had a mammogram within the past year
|I have a relative who has had breast cancer
|I have taken (am taking) oral contraception
|I gave birth to my first child after 30
|I did not breastfeed
|I have been taking hormone replacement therapy
|I have started menopause
|I’ve gained post-menopausal weight
|I want to understand my “baseline” genetic risk
If you are 35 years of age and answered yes to having any of these risk factors we recommend GeneType for Breast Cancer.
On their own, each risk factor adds only a small amount of risk to your chances of developing breast cancer; but together, they may increase your risk to a point where a proactive approach is recommended.
Unlock the power of your DNA
By looking at common markers of risk in your genes, we get a better picture of disease risk. We call this risk factor, gene risk.
Everyone has these markers, but not everyone has the same combination. Like a fingerprint, your genetic markers are unique to you, and can help define your “baseline” risk of developing breast cancer.