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Did You Know?

Approximately 5% to 10% of all cancers develop because a person inherited a genetic mutation in a way that encourages the disease to grow. Individuals with these genetic mutations are far more likely to develop certain cancers, often at a much earlier age than the general population.

Are You At Risk?

Medical management of people with a higher cancer risk (ie, hereditary risk) can be very different from that for people with a lower cancer risk (ie, general population risk).

You and your healthcare provider can determine your cancer risk and course of management by understanding your family history and pursuing hereditary cancer testing when appropriate.

CANCER RISK

GENERAL POPULATION

FAMILY-BASED

HEREDITARY

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Three Types of Cancers

Hereditary

Hereditary cancer occurs when a gene that normally helps to prevent cancer is altered (or mutated). People with hereditary cancers are more likely to have relatives with the same type or a related type of cancer. In addition, they often develop cancer at an earlier than average age, and may also develop more than one cancer in their lifetime. To find out more about inherited cancers click here.

Familial

Familial cancer is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors. While people with this type of cancer may have several relatives with the same type of cancer, there is not a clear pattern of inheritance. To find out more about inherited cancers click here.

Sporadic

Sporadic cancer is the type that occurs by chance, and is the most common. People who develop sporadic cancer usually do not have family members who have had the same type of cancer. To find out more about inherited cancers click here.

Testing

Regardless of the results, you and your healthcare provider will benefit from the knowledge and insight the test provides. Knowing whether you are positive (you have a broken gene) or negative (you do not) enables you and your healthcare provider to create a personal health management plan. Learn more about Positive and Negative Results here.

Positive Negative

Patient Stories

“I can’t tell you how much hereditary cancer testing has profoundly changed my life. Knowing I have this syndrome and that there’s actually something I can do about it. I’ve seen so many people affected by cancer…I feel very fortunate.”

Selena

“Testing brought a sense of relief. Knowledge is power. It's a good thing to be educated to make good decisions.”

Christine / BRCA Survivor

"Know your family history and know your risk. You're the boss of what happens to your health. Your family history is powerful knowledge and you can really help you and your family's health. Be proactive for yourself and get the answers you know in your heart are important."

Michelle / BRCA Survivor

“The doctor that told me about the test saved my life.I'm grateful for the knowledge I have. I'm going to live a long health life now.”

Marlisa / Lynch Syndrome Previvor

"The way i'm being treated by my doctor is completely different based upon the results of my test. That testing result has guided my helathcare, and it's guided the health care of both my sisters. The worry of the future, regarding breast and ovarian cancer, has been reduced or taken away."

Dave / a Lynch Pin and colon cancer Previvor

"The way i'm being treated by my doctor is completely different based upon the results of my test. That testing result has guided my helathcare, and it's guided the health care of both my sisters. The worry of the future, regarding breast and ovarian cancer, has been reduced or taken away."

John / BRCA Previvor

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to questions about hereditary cancer testing process and syndromes