Genes linked to hereditary cancers
Inherited mutations have been linked to many different types of mutations. Some types of cancer are more likely to be hereditary. Below is a list of common cancers, and the most common genes that have been linked to increased risk for each.
|Breast cancer in women|
|Breast cancer in men|
|Fallopian tube, ovarian, primary peritoneal cancer|
* More research is needed to confirm a link between this cancer type and an inherited mutation in this gene.
** Most ovarian tumors in people with this mutation are benign.