IGP offers a genetic test to help identify whether you are at an increased risk of developing common hereditary cancers. This means you can take control of your healthcare to detect any problems at an early stage, when they are most treatable.
10-15% of most cancers are due to inherited genetic mutations. If you wish to establish your risk of developing a particular hereditary disease or condition, genetic testing can help you understand and manage this risk. By using a sample of saliva, it is possible to establish if you have gene mutations which are associated with an increased risk of particular diseases.
This genetic test covers genes known to increase the risk of the following types of cancers; breast, ovarian uterine, colorectal, melanoma, stomach, pancreatic and prostate.
Genetic Cancer Test & Consultation
The test is performed via a saliva sample that is collected by the patient at home.
The test also includes compulsory pre-test counselling with an IGP doctor to confirm that the test will be helpful and to help the patient understand the implications of any result and in the event of a positive result, post-test advice from a consultant.