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Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

Learn about genes and cancer, signs of hereditary cancer, types of genetic tests and what results mean for you and your family.

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Hereditary Cancer

Learn how gene mutations can lead to cancer, what types of cancer may be hereditary and how parents can pass inherited mutations to their children.

Genetic Testing

Learn more about genetic testing, which can find inherited mutations that increase a person's risk for diseases, such as cancer.

Genetic Testing Guidelines

Review expert guidelines regarding who should consider genetic testing, how to find a genetics expert and how to move forward with testing.

Hereditary Cancer Genes and Risk

Read about different genes that are linked to hereditary cancer and the risks associated with inherited mutations in these genes.

After Testing, Now What?

Learn how to make medical decisions and assemble your health care team once you receive your genetic test results.

Sharing With Family

Explore tips to help you communicate your family medical history or genetic test results with relatives.