Breast cancer survival rates increase from 25% to 98% when caught early.
Cancer Care During COVID-19
COVID-19 has interrupted traditional preventative measures.
This summer, weekly cancer screening volumes for breast, colon and cervical cancer were as much as 36% lower than their pre-COVID-19 levels.6
COVID-19 could reverse falling cancer mortality rates.
Over the next 10 years, there could be up to 10,000 additional deaths from breast and colorectal cancer alone, due to missed screenings during the pandemic.7 Read more here on how to stay current with your screenings during the pandemic.
Unlike recreational genetic tests, Color’s precision health program offers clinical results, genetic counseling services, and actionable next steps.*
*The Color test does not diagnose cardiovascular disease. It is a physician-ordered test that can provide information about your risk for common hereditary heart conditions. Knowing your genetic risk can help you and your doctor develop a personalized screening and prevention plan.
NIH Awards Color $4.6 million to provide Genetic Counseling for million-person study.
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