Myriad Genetic Testing Specialist

Dr. Helen Matthews

OB-GYNs located in San Ramon, CA

If you had cancer at a young age or a particular disease runs in your family, Myriad Genetic Testing can provide an essential first step in understanding and potentially prevent conditions for which you may be at risk. Dr. Helen Matthews in San Ramon, California, is a board-certified gynecologist and obstetrician whose practice provides genetic testing for patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you want to understand your risk for cancer, call today or book an appointment online.

Myriad Genetic Testing Q & A

What is Myriad Genetic Testing?

Over the past few decades, the medical community has made significant advances in understanding DNA, RNA, and protein biomarkers. These developments have led to a substantial change in the way that doctors administer preventive care and a greater understanding of indicators for genetic diseases.

A Myriad Genetic Test can:

  • Screen for and diagnose disease
  • Identify carriers for a genetic disease
  • Determine if a patient has an inherited predisposition to a disease

Who needs Myriad Genetic Testing?

Anyone with a family history of specific diseases or cancers should receive a Myriad Genetic Test. After all, your parents and grandparents didn’t just pass down your good looks and brains; certain health conditions, such as heart disease or cancer, also run in families.

Testing is the most accurate way to determine your risk of hereditary disease; however, Dr. Matthews believes that only people with a family history of cancer require testing.

Being informed helps to ease uncertainty and provide you with as much information as possible when you need to make informed decisions about your health.

What are the benefits of genetic testing?

When a genetic test comes back positive for cancer or another disease, a trusted physician like Dr. Matthews can implement earlier precautionary measures and create a customized plan to monitor your health and treat symptoms as they arise, before they become severe.

Even if you already know you have a family history of a particular cancer, genetic testing enhances your knowledge, providing additional information that may be helpful in making critical medical decisions. Then, you can work closely with Dr. Matthews to make the best choices for preventive care.

One of the most significant benefits of Myriad Genetic Testing is that it takes less than two weeks to get your results.

Where can I go for Myriad Genetic Testing in the Bay Area?

Dr. Helen Matthews is currently accepting new patients and welcomes any woman seeking genetic testing in the San Ramon area. Her practice, Women Physicians for Women’s Health, provides female-centered health care services and treatment.

For more information about Myriad Genetic Testing or to schedule an appointment, call today or book online.

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