U.S. adults that had genetic testing for cancer risk as of 2018

Percentage of U.S. adults who have received a genetic test for certain types of cancer as of 2018

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Release date

October 2018


United States

Survey time period

July 10 to August 10, 2018

Number of respondents

4,038 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Have you ever used a commercially available genetic/DNA/genealogy test (i.e., a test performed via a blood draw or saliva sample) (e.g., 23andMe, Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, Living DNA, Vitagene, GPS Origins, etc.) for any of the following reasons? Please select all that apply."

"Have you ever had a genetic/DNA test ordered/performed by your doctor or a genetic specialist to determine your risk for certain types of cancer?"

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