Personalized protection for your skin
Genes play a significant role in determining your risk for developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. This app empowers you with numerous personalized preventive measures you can institute throughout your life to minimize your risk of melanoma ever forming.
Predicting your genetic risk of melanoma is now possible. Created by healthcare professionals, this app is the most comprehensive genetic risk assessment for protecting your skin. This app not only predicts your genetic risk of melanoma but also empowers you with a report focused on prevention so that you can outsmart your genes.
Knowing your genetic risk of melanoma means being able to create a personalized, actionable plan to prevent melanoma or detect it at its earliest stages should it ever occur. Early detection is incredibly important because when caught early, melanoma is completely treatable.
Be proactive and use knowledge about your genes to better your future. Ask your doctor about Existence’s melanoma risk genetic test today.
Includes unlimited use and app version upgrades for one year.
Using this app is even easier than applying sunscreen!
- Log in to your Sequencing.com account.
- Click the 'Add to My Apps' button located under the app icon.
- This app will instantly be added to your account and a 'Start App' button will appear under the app icon.
- Click the 'Start app' button
- Select the file that contains your genetic data.*
- Click the 'Submit' button
- The app will study your genes and create a report that's tailored to you.
- Most reports are ready within minutes. We'll send you an email when your report is ready.
*Upload your genetic data at the Upload Center. If you don't yet have genetic data, don't worry! You can use one of our fun sample genomes. Just start the app and select a sample genome.
What is Melanoma?
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Of skin cancers, melanoma is the most deadly. More people are being diagnosed with melanoma than ever before – making it the fastest growing cancer in the nation.
Melanoma is the result of uncontrolled growth of the cells that produce the pigment melanin, which colors skin, eyes, hair and moles. This is the type of skin cancer that is most likely to grow quickly and spread. Once it spreads, on average melanoma has more than a 50% chance of causing death.
Genes & Melanoma
There are many melanoma risk factors, including fair skin, large numbers of moles, history of severe sunburns and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation such as from tanning beds. Genes also play an important role in determining your risk of this deadly disease.
Genes give your body instructions that tell your skin cells when to grow, divide or die. Inherited gene mutations can increase the likelihood of skin cells turning into cancer, meaning that someone with specific mutations may be at much greater risk of developing melanoma than someone with otherwise equal risk factors (such as amount of sun exposure) who does not have those mutations.
The Good News
Genes play a significant role in determining your risk for developing melanoma. A personalized plan for protecting the health of your skin may be able to significantly reduce your risk of this disease.
For example, the risk of death from melanoma is only 1% if it is detected early, and the surveillance that enables early detection, such as how often your doctor performs full body skin exams, can now be tailored to your genetic testing results.
This app empowers you with numerous personalized preventive measures you can institute throughout your life to minimize your risk of melanoma ever forming.
This app analyzes your genes and provides you with a confidential, easy-to-read report of your results. Your report not only details your genetic risk of developing melanoma but also provides non-technical, straightforward wellness information that’s specific to your genes. This will enable you to become proactive in protecting yourself against skin cancer.
The genetic analysis and statements that appear in this app have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The Sequencing.com website and all software applications (Apps) that use Sequencing.com's website, as well as Sequencing.com's open Application Programming Interface (API), are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.