Genetic Cancer Screening in Rockville, MD
Early detection can change the course of cancer and improve your chances
About Hereditary Cancer Screening
According to research, up to 10 percent of cancers are due to factors that are passed from one generation to the next. Today there are genetic tests that can be used to determine a person’s risk for developing cancer. If you have a family history of cancer, you may want to speak to one of our providers about genetic testing.
There are many benefits to getting tested. If one of your family members had cancer, there is a chance that you inherited a gene mutation that not only increases your own risk of cancer but also could be passed to your children. The sooner genetic testing is done, the more likely the risk can be managed.
The board-certified OBGYNs at Capital Women’s Care are dedicated to providing the highest quality care to women throughout Silver Spring, Rockville, and Gaithersburg. Our OBGYNs have extensive experience performing genetic testing to help patients assess and manage their risk of cancer. Call (301) 681-9101 to request an appointment at our OBGYN office in Silver Spring or Rockville.
Facts About Genetic Testing
- Genetic testing is done via a saliva sample or a blood draw
- Most insurances cover genetic testing
- Privacy laws are in place to protect you
Genetic Testing Options
We provide hereditary cancer screenings for familial cancers using Myriad.
We offer carrier screening for inherited health conditions that can be passed on to a child such as cystic fibrosis, fragile X, and spinal muscular atrophy as well as Ashkenazi Jewish panel. We also offer Cell-Free DNA screening for downs syndrome, trisomy 13, and trisomy 18.