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.
People who have blood relatives who tested positive for a cancer-causing mutation are at risk of carrying the same mutation and should speak with a genetics expert about genetic testing. The more closely related two people are, the higher is the likelihood that they share the same genetic mutation.
Genetic test results may provide you and your family with additional health information and help you make medical decisions.
Positive test results can help you understand your cancer risk and take actions to stay healthy.
Negative test results may provide reassurance that your risk for cancer is not increased.
If you have a relative who tested positive for an inherited mutation and you are considering genetic testing, you may want additional guidance or support. FORCE's Peer Navigation Program provides expert reviewed resources and 1:1 personalized peer support by specially trained volunteers who have experienced the very challenges you face.