Genetic Testing: 8 Common Hereditary Cancers

Genetic testing can help you, your 1st degree relatives (children, siblings), your 2nd degree relatives (aunts, nephews), and your doctors estimate the chances of developing cancer in a lifetime. The genetic test helps determine the chances of cancer development by searching for specific genetic changes within your genes, chromosomes, and proteins. These changes are referred to mutations and variants.

The 8 Common Hereditary Cancers include:

  1. Breast cancer
  2. Ovarian cancer
  3. Colon cancer
  4. Prostate cancer
  5. Thyroid cancer
  6. Pancreatic cancer
  7. Kidney cancers
  8. Stomach cancer

Genetic testing may help to:

  • Predict your and family risk of a particular diseases and conditions
  • Find if you have genes that may pass increased cancer risk to your children
  • Provide information to guide and even prevent your health care

No genetic test can say if you will develop cancer for sure. But it can tell you if you have a higher risk than most people.

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