Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

General information for people with inherited  mutations

Both men and women can carry an inherited mutation in the  gene. 

People with an inherited mutation in have increased risk for certain cancers. See the Cancer Risk section for more information. There are guidelines for screening and prevention for certain cancers in people with a mutation. There also may be clinical trials available for people who test positive for a mutation. See our Risk Management section for more information about screening options in people with mutations.

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

The name stands for Checkpoint Kinase 2." The gene is located on chromosome 22. helps control how cells divide.

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

updated: 03/12/2022

Last updated March 13, 2022