Thinking about cancer or dealing with cancer risk can be scary or overwhelming, but we believe that receiving information and resources is comforting, empowering, and lifesaving.
The benefits of genetic testing depend on a person's situation. Genetic testing is not appropriate for everyone. Genetic testing:
The best way to decide if your cancer or the cancer in your family is caused by an inherited mutation is to consult with an expert known as a genetic counselor. A genetic counselor can provide you and your family with information about genetic testing and your cancer risk. Visit our section on genetic counseling to find a qualified genetics expert.