Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Testing

Cancer risk associated with an inherited RAD51C mutation

If you have tested positive for a RAD51C mutation, we recommend consulting with a genetics expert who can assess your personal and family history of cancer and can help you determine the best risk management plan.

Risk for women

  • Women with a RAD51C mutation have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Women with a RAD51C mutation have a possible increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer

Risk for men

  • Currently there is no evidence of increased cancer risk in men with a RAD51C mutation. 
Last updated September 13, 2020