FORCE advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in areas such as access to care, research funding, insurance, and privacy.
There is a flood of information available about genetic tests for cancer risk in the media, and even at community events, such as health fairs and senior centers. If these promotions have caught your attention and you are considering DNA/genetic testing, there is important information that you should know first.
Genetic testing can provide important, life-saving information if done in the right way. If you are considering genetic testing to learn more about your cancer risk, or if you have already received genetic test results, consider speaking with a genetic counselor, doctor or other health care provider who has advanced training in genetics. This is the most reliable way to obtain and understand information about your risk.
Read this Alert to protect yourself from misinformation and potential harm.