30 Genetic Answers in 30 Days

This October, Myriad and Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) are partnering to raise awareness around genetic testing in prostate cancer.

Know Your Genes, Take Control of Your Health

Did you know Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer among African American men?

  1. All African American men are at high-risk of being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer1
  2. Approximately 1 out of every 5 African American men will be diagnosed with the disease1
  3. Black men are diagnosed at a rate 77% higher than white men and die at a 120% higher rate1

Genetic testing for prostate cancer looks at your DNA to personalize cancer treatment regardless of where you are in your journey.

Benefits of Genetic Testing

New life-sustaining treatment options are available for men with prostate cancer and a DNA mutation. Genetic testing is the only way to know if you qualify.  

Certain DNA mutations increase the likelihood of a more aggressive cancer and this information should be used when considering active surveillance. 2, 3

Genetic testing informs family members (blood related) if they are at an increased risk for developing certain cancers.

How it Works

Request Your Myriad Genetic Test Kit

Kits are mailed directly to your house and generally arrive in 5-7 days.

Work with Provider to Obtain Sample

Remote testing options are available and Myriad is committed to help you understand your options.

Your Genes are Analyzed at Our State-of-the-Art Facility

Myriad looks at your unique genetic information using the latest in sequencing technology.

Results available in around 2 weeks

Once results are available, they are sent securely to your doctor’s office. Your doctor will then help you understand your results and own your health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is genetic testing affordable?

97% of people have coverage for genetic testing, with 3/4 of all patient’s paying $0. For those with an out-of-pocket cost – the average is <$60.

Are payment options available?

Myriad offers broad payment plans and financial assistance if financial and medical criteria are met.

Who can access my results?

Myriad has tested and protected over 5 million test results and is committed to keeping your results private and secure. Learn more about the Myriad Privacy Policy.

Have Questions?

Toll free: 855-469-7765
Email: urologytestsupport@myriad.com

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1. American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2019-2021.

2. NCCN Guidelines Version 2.2021 Prostate Cancer

3. Gomella LG et al. Introduction to the 2019 Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Program: Implementation of Genetic Testing for Inherited Prostate Cancer. Can J Urol. 2019;26(5 Suppl 2):1-4