Hereditary Cancer Genetic Screening in Rockville, MD
Early detection can change the course of cancer and improve chances
Genetic Screening in Silver Spring and Rockville, MD
Know your risk, protect your future
Research has shown that up to 10-25% of cancers are due to factors that are passed from one generation to the next.
We offer unique genetic tests that help evaluate your risk for developing hereditary forms of breast, ovarian, endometrial, pancreatic, colon and other types of cancer. Once you know your risks, your CWC provider can help you make confident, proactive decisions about your health.
By offering this service to our patients, we are empowering the CWC community to help prevent cancer in themselves and their families. Call 301-681-9101 to schedule an appointment at our office in Rockville or Silver Spring today!
Do you qualify for hereditary cancer genetic testing?
We encourage all patients to take this Risk Assessment to determine if you are a candidate for genetic evaluation.
Please remember to include both your mother’s and father’s side of the family when answering the questions. The results of the quiz are only shared with your healthcare provider at CWC over a secure network.
Did you know: we also offer genetic testing for recessive conditions that could be passed down in pregnancy, such as cystic fibrosis. If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, click here to learn more about your screening options.
Schedule your risk assessment appointment today
To get a more complete picture of your risk for hereditary cancer, CWC offers genetic screening in the office, with the option to have a complimentary consult with a certified genetic counselor. If the above assessment indicates you may be at risk, we strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment with one of our providers.
Please call us at 301-681-9101 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you!
Genetic Testing General Information
- Genetic testing analyzes DNA from your cells and identifies the presence of chromosomal abnormalities. Many people have heard of BRCA mutations; however, there are several gene mutations that can increase risk for breast and other cancers.
- Patients who have these mutations have a very high risk of developing cancer during their lifetime.
- Genetic testing can be done via blood draw or a saliva sample
- 90% of patients pay $0 out of pocket for the testing
- The lab will check your benefits and contact you if the testing is a non-covered service under your insurance plan prior to starting test
- BRCA testing is a covered preventive service per the Affordable Care Act for patients with appropriate risk factors
- Privacy laws are in place to protect you
- Optional payment plans are available, if needed
There are three types of results: positive, negative or elevated risk, which your provider will review with you