Hereditary genetic cancer testing looks for specific inherited changes (mutations) in a person's genetic make-up.
If one of your family members, however distant, has been diagnosed with cancer, there is a chance that you inherited a gene mutation that not only increases your personal risk of developing cancer, but may also be passed on to your offspring - potentially increasing their risk of cancer.
The sooner the genetic testing is performed, the more likely it is that this increased risk can be managed appropriately.
Breast Cancer - Affects 1 in 8 women
Ovarian Cancer - Affects 1 in 71 women
Colorectal Cancer - Affects 1 in 20 men & women
Uterine Cancer - Affects 1 in 38 women
Pancreatic Cancer - Affects 1 in 60 men & women
Kidney Cancer - Affects 1 in 65 men & women