A genetic cancer risk assessment, called Cancer IQ, is available for many types of cancers. You may be asked to take the assessment during a regular appointment with your provider or during a cancer screening appointment.
The genetic cancer risk assessment is designed to evaluate your risk of developing cancer. It helps identify lifestyle choices and screenings to minimize your risk of cancer.
The information from the assessment is helpful in making lifestyle changes and to talk to your provider about a specialized cancer screening plan. You can ask for follow-up counseling with one of our genetic specialists, who may discuss genetic testing for cancer with you.
The assessment asks you a series of questions on a secure tablet or computer to help determine your risk factors. The brief survey asks about your personal reproductive and medical history. It also specifically asks about your family history of cancer and what family members had or have cancer.
The in-office Cancer IQ genetic cancer risk assessment is offered during some provider appointments and during breast imaging apportionments if available. If you are not asked to complete the survey, please feel free to ask about taking the genetic cancer risk assessment when you check in.
The genetic cancer risk assessment taken at your appointment time is a free service.