Types of Inherited Cancers

Your family history and diagnostic tests for genetic mutations are valuable tools that your healthcare team can use to assess your personal risk for developing a particular type of cancer.

Learn about genetic testing

Genetic testing for cancer

If you have reason to suspect that you or someone you know may be at risk for hereditary cancer, genetic testing may be a helpful option. Testing may not be necessary for many people everyone, but you may be a candidate if you:

  • Have a family history of cancer
  • Belong to an at-risk population
  • Have a personal history of cancer

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