All North Alabama Residents can learn their cancer risk
Cancer touches the lives of far too many. It is estimated that 30,210 Alabama men and women will be diagnosed with cancer, and 10,520 will die in 2022. The simple saliva test, offered by Kailos Genetics, screens for the well-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes which increase breast and ovarian cancer risk, as well as several dozen other genes linked to breast, ovarian, colon, prostate, pancreatic, and other cancers.
In 2022, we surpassed 6,000 Information is Power participants. Today the Information is Power test remains for FREE to those 28-30 years of age in Madison, Limestone, Jackson, Marshall, or Morgan Counties. In 2023, we will welcome Dr. Mary-Claire King, the scientist who discovered the BRCA1 gene, back to Huntsville to celebrate our success to date. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, this program continues to offer members of our community an opportunity to learn about cancer risk.
The Information is Power cancer-screening test is offered at a reduced rate of $129 for those 19 and older and is still FREE for those 28, 29, and 30 years of age in the 5 Alabama counties. There is also an option to gift a test to someone you love in most states.
What you learn can have an impact on your life and the lives of your family members.
Simple to take test and easy to understand
The Information is Power test is mailed to you with a pre-stamped return envelope. The information you learn can be shared with your physician and might also be important to other members of your family. Our genetic counselors are always here to help explain positive results.