Myriad Testing Specialist

Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Allentown, PA

Research shows that as many as 10% of cancers are due to genetic factors. The expert OB/GYN team at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology in Allentown, Pennsylvania, conveniently offers Myriad myRisk® genetic cancer testing at your annual wellness visit. To discover your risk for hereditary cancers, including breast cancer, call or book an appointment online today.

Myriad Testing Q & A

What is Myriad myRisk?

Myriad myRisk is a groundbreaking assessment that identifies your particular risk for hereditary cancers. This test combines a thorough evaluation of 35 genes with a risk assessment based on your personal and family cancer history.

With myRisk, your OB/GYN at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology can provide specific recommendations and actionable follow-up measures based on your results.

What types of cancer does Myriad myRisk test for?

You may inherit hereditary cancers from your mother’s or father’s side of the family. Myriad myRisk is a comprehensive test that identifies genetic risk factors for eight major types of hereditary cancer, including:

  • Breast
  • Ovarian
  • Colorectal
  • Endometrial
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic
  • Gastric
  • Prostate

In addition to identifying positive or negative genetic results, myRisk creates a personalized guide to manage your unique cancer risk based on medical society guidelines.

What are the benefits of Myriad myRisk testing?

If one of your family members had cancer, there is a chance that you inherited a gene mutation that increases both your personal risk and the risk of your children. Studies show that myRisk testing increases the detection of gene mutations by 40-50%.

Regardless of how positively or negatively you test, myRisk provides a clear and easy-to-follow report of your results. This includes specific medical management recommendations and actionable follow-up plans to improve your chances of preventing or beating cancer.

Early detection is crucial for successful treatment, especially when it comes to cancer. Once you receive your test results, your OB/GYN at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology helps you understand the best steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk.

What should I expect from Myriad myRisk testing?

The team at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology believes in empowering women to make informed decisions about their health. That’s why they conveniently offer in-office Myriad myRisk testing as part of your annual wellness exam.

Testing involves a simple saliva test or blood draw. Afterward, your OB/GYN reviews your results and counsels you on steps to take to improve your chances of avoiding cancer. Even with myRisk testing, it’s important to continue to receive cancer screenings such as breast exams and Pap tests.

To find out if Myriad myRisk testing is right for you, call Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology or book an appointment online today.