Until there is a cure, THIS is how we beat cancer.
To fight cancer, you need information. We can help. Our goal is to empower you to take control of your healthcare by providing you and your doctor medically actionable information to develop a plan and stay cancer free.
Share Your History
Start by taking a 5-minute Risk Assessment questionnaire.
We’ll ask some simple questions about your personal health history and lifestyle risk factors (such as your smoking history). Then we will ask you to input family members who had cancer and to provide the type of cancer and their approximate age at the time they developed cancer. If you don’t know every detail just give approximations or just choose “I Don’t Know”.
We’ll immediately provide an assessment.
Once you complete your Risk Assessment, we will immediately provide you with your personalized breast cancer risk assessment. Our system, in conjunction with our exclusive licensing of the Tyrer-Cuzick Risk-Assessment software predicts the likelihood that you will develop breast cancer in the next ten years and in your lifetime. Those risks are crucial in developing your cancer prevention plan. We’ll also immediately evaluate your personal and family history to determine if you meet nationally-recognized criteria that qualifies you for hereditary cancer genetic testing.
You can even do it anonymously.
You can take the Risk Assessment anonymously to immediately see your risk level. You can also register to save your results and update your information as you discover more details about your family history or if something changes with your personal health. Don’t worry, we’re all about your privacy.
Give Some Spit
We’ll send you a Spit KitTM.
If your Risk Assessment shows that you meet nationally-recognized criteria that qualifies you for hereditary cancer genetic testing then we will immediately send you a Spit Kit (salivary test kit). Our test kits are currently processed by Myriad Genetics, an independent molecular diagnostics laboratory that is the leader in genetic testing and the only FDA-approved laboratory for BRACAnalysis. So many labs offer genetic testing and not all tests are equal. Our genetics experts do the difficult legwork for you so that you can trust your results to make proactive decisions.
The most comprehensive breast cancer prediction model available.
Our Spit Kit uses Myriad’s MyRisk hereditary cancer panel of 35 cancer genes that can affect almost every part of your body. In some women, negative test results can be further evaluated for other genetic markers that can each slightly affect your chances of developing cancer. Added up, these small genetic “snippets” can have a significant affect on your risk of developing cancer and are a major factor in calculating Myriad’s Breast Cancer Risk Score, the most comprehensive breast cancer prediction model available.
Make a Plan
We’re here to help... and it’s free.
The more we understand your risk, the better we can help you minimize it. Choose to work with your own healthcare provider or we can connect you with providers in our trusted networks that have been vetted for knowledge and skill in cancer prevention. Our services are free, completely private, and focused on removing barriers for women to get access to the preventative care they need.
More than a movement.
Give a Spit is more than a movement… we’re a support system. We are the navigator that helps guide you through a confusing healthcare system. We’re your personal advocate and the ass-kicker that makes sure you stay on track to be healthy.
Learning more about your personal risks helps your whole community. We encourage a collaborative process with your entire family and factors that you discover along this journey will help all family members stay informed. Keeping family and friends in the loop can save their lives. Additionally, every patient who has a hereditary cancer test done is part of something bigger than themselves. Every test adds to the growing database being built to help the scientific community better-understand cancer genes and be better-prepared to beat cancer once and for all.
LET’S GET STARTED
Take our 5 minute Risk Assessment questionnaire and know your risk for genetic cancers. It’s free, it’s private, and it can save your life.