Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing

Hereditary Cancer Genetic Testing

Peace of mind from only £399

Pay with interest-free instalments from Clearpay

Peace of mind from only £399

Pay with interest-free instalments from Clearpay

What is hereditary cancer?

1 in 2 people in the UK will develop cancer within their lifetime.  It usually occurs when the genes in your cells mutate due to lifestyle, diet, age or exposure to chemicals or harmful UV rays. However, sometimes these genetic mutations can be inherited from our parents. These are call inherited or hereditary cancer genes.  If your parent has a gene mutation, you have a 50% chance of inheriting it. That doesn’t mean you will definitely develop cancer, but you do have a higher risk and are more likely to develop cancer at a younger age too.  This is called having a ‘genetic predisposition to cancer’.

What is Cancer Genetic Testing?

A cancer genetics test is a DNA test which will determine whether you have a genetic mutation which makes you more prone to developing cancer.

Looking at a wide range of genes, our test can tell whether you have a genetic predisposition, and to which cancers specifically.

It’s really easy and completely painless too. Our test simply requires a small saliva sample, which you send to our laboratory for analysis.

Which cancers can we check for?

Breast

Prostate

Bowel

Ovarian

Womb

Stomach

Pancreatic

Melanoma (Skin)

Breast

Prostate

Bowel

Ovarian

Womb

Melanoma (Skin)

Stomach

Pancreatic

Polygenic Risk Tests vs Full Gene Tests

We offer two types of tests – Polygenic Risk tests and Full Gene tests. These work in different ways to check your genetic make up for cancer predisposition.

Who should test and why?

If your family has experienced any of these circumstances, you may wish to check your cancer risk:

  • Different members of your family developing the same cancers
  • Individuals developing multiple cancers
  • Multiple generations developing cancers

 

Knowing whether you have a genetic mutation enables you to make sure you have regular check-ups and screenings, and make immediate changes to your lifestyle that can mitigate your risk.

Remember, if you have a mutation, there is a 50% chance that your siblings, and your children, will have it too.

Who should test and why?

If your family has experienced any of these circumstances, you may wish to check your cancer risk:

  • Different members of your family developing the same cancers
  • Individuals developing multiple cancers
  • Multiple generations developing cancers

 

Knowing whether you have a genetic mutation enables you to make sure you have regular check-ups and screenings, and make immediate changes to your lifestyle that can mitigate your risk.

Remember, if you have a mutation, there is a 50% chance that your siblings, and your children, will have it too.

Clinical expertise you can trust

The experienced medical specialist team is led by UK and International Medical Director, Dr James Mackay.

Dr Mackay has been a practising Consultant Genetic Oncologist for more than 25 years, working in the NHS and private sector.

Mackay specialises in advising customers and, when required, their families on the risks and benefits of having a test, the implications of the results, and the recommended treatment pathway post-result.

He trained as a Consultant Medical Oncologist with a specialist interest in cancer genetics at Trinity College Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh Medical School.

Mackay established the NHS Cancer Genetics Services in East Anglia at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and North-East Thames at Great Ormond Street, leaving the NHS in 2006 to establish a private practice.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Research Department of Oncology at University College London.

You can trust our tests to provide clinical excellence and care, from analysis right through to results reporting.

Dr James Mackay

Clinical expertise you can trust

The experienced medical specialist team is led by UK and International Medical Director, Dr James Mackay.

Dr Mackay has been a practising Consultant Genetic Oncologist for more than 25 years, working in the NHS and private sector.

Mackay specialises in advising customers and, when required, their families on the risks and benefits of having a test, the implications of the results, and the recommended treatment pathway post-result.

He trained as a Consultant Medical Oncologist with a specialist interest in cancer genetics at Trinity College Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh Medical School.

Mackay established the NHS Cancer Genetics Services in East Anglia at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and North-East Thames at Great Ormond Street, leaving the NHS in 2006 to establish a private practice.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Research Department of Oncology at University College London.

You can trust our tests to provide clinical excellence and care, from analysis right through to results reporting.

Our tests

What's included?

Female or Male Polygenic Genetic Cancer Test

£399.00
  • BRCA 1 & BRCA 2
  • 30 Full Gene Cancer Analysis
  • 30 Full Gene Cardiac Analysis
  • Polygenic 10 year risk score
  • Breast (female test)
  • Prostate (male test)
  • Bowel
  • Melanoma
  • Ovarian
  • Uterine / Womb
  • Pancreatic
  • Stomach
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriopathies
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Female or Male Polygenic Test + Full Gene Cancer Check

£749.00
  • BRCA 1 & BRCA 2
  • 30 Full Gene Cancer Analysis
  • 30 Full Gene Cardiac Analysis
  • Polygenic 10 year risk score
  • Breast (female test)
  • Prostate (male test)
  • Bowel
  • Melanoma
  • Ovarian
  • Uterine / Womb
  • Pancreatic
  • Stomach
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriopathies
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Female/Male Polygenic Test + Full Gene Cancer & Cardiac Check

£899.00
  • BRCA 1 & BRCA 2
  • 30 Full Gene Cancer Analysis
  • 30 Full Gene Cardiac Analysis
  • Polygenic 10 year risk score
  • Breast (female test)
  • Prostate (male test)
  • Bowel
  • Melanoma
  • Ovarian
  • Uterine / Womb
  • Pancreatic
  • Stomach
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriopathies
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
What does it mean

Find out more about the Cancers & Cardiac conditions we can check for.