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Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

General information for people with inherited mutations

Both men and women can carry a mutation in the  gene.

People with an inherited mutation in have increased risk for certain cancers. See our Cancer Risk  section for more information.  There are guidelines for screening and prevention for certain cancers in people with an mutation. See our Risk Management section for more information about screening options in people with mutations.

People with an mutation who have been diagnosed with cancer may qualify for specific treatments or clinical trials. Visit our Cancer Treatment section for more information about treatment clinical trials for people with an mutation.

A rare and serious childhood disease called Ataxia-Telangiesctasia (AT) can occur in children who inherit an mutation from both their mother and their father.  See our Other Considerations section for more information about this disease.

The name stands for "Ataxia-Telangiesctasia Mutated." The  gene is located on chromosome 11. helps to control cell growth and repair damaged .

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FORCE offers many peer support programs for people with inherited mutations. 

updated: 03/12/2022

Last updated February 05, 2022