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.
It is important to share information with your blood relatives about the cancer in your family and about your genetic test results. If you are uncertain which relatives to tell, a genetics expert can help you determine which blood relatives may be at risk for hereditary cancer or for carrying an inherited mutation. We developed this worksheet, a family medical history chart template, and a sample letter to help you identify the relatives to tell and prepare for your conversation.
The best way to discuss health information is individual and depends on your relationship with relatives. Here are some tips for sharing: