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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...


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.