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CGx Testing

M D Anderson – “Genetic testing is a powerful tool to identify those individuals who are at especially increased risk for developing certain cancers because of family history.”

Genetic (CGx) testing looks for specific inherited changes (mutations) in a person’s chromosomes, genes, or proteins. Inherited genetic mutations can increase a person’s risk of developing cancer through a variety of mechanisms, depending on the function of the gene.

Genetic testing involves a simple cheek swab, that patient, Healthcare Consultant or Physician can administer...

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CGX Testing

An example is testing for changes in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes (which are known to increase the risk of breast cancer and some other cancers) in a woman whose mother and sister had breast cancer. … For family members of a person known to have an inherited gene mutation that increases cancer risk.

                                                                   Risk factors for hereditary cancer

  • A hereditary cancer is any cancer caused by a gene mutation. The following factors suggest a possible increased risk:

  • Family history of cancer. Having 3 or more relatives on the same side of the family with the same or related formsof               cancer.
  • Cancer at an early age. Having 2 or more relatives diagnosed with cancer at an early age. This factor may        differ depending on the type of cancer.
  • Multiple cancers. Having 2 or more types of cancer occurring in the same relative 

Medicare and Medicaid coverage for Genetic Cancer testing is now mainstream with ZERO out of pocket to members. However, Medicaid is a controlled and managed by each State and coverage will vary considerably!  CGx tests is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Workman’s Comp and Tricare.