Genetics

Genetics

Cancer

All cancer is caused by mutations, or changes, in our genes that happen over time, usually at random. In some families, mutations in genes that increase the chance of getting cancer can be passed down from one generation to the next.

Could the risk for cancer run in your family? Learn to spot the signs of hereditary cancer risk and how you can help protect your health and that of your relatives by watching these videos. En Español aquí. 

WATCH Hereditary Cancer Overview – LINK

Le recomendamos visitar nuestro sitio web de genética, para ver un video corto acerca del significado de los resultados de la prueba de cáncer hereditario: Haga clic en este

My provider ordered a genetic test to see whether I may have an inherited risk for cancer.  Click this link to learn more about the test and possible results.

Mi proveedor ordenó una prueba genética para ver si yo podría tener un riesgo de cáncer hereditario.  Haga clic en este enlace para más información sobre la prueba y los posibles resultados.


Genetic testing can check for hereditary cancer risk. Learn about the different types of genetic tests and what you can do with the results. Click this link for the video.

Las pruebas genéticas pueden identificar el cáncer hereditario. Aprenda sobre los diferentes tipos de pruebas y qué puede hacer con los resultados. Haga clic en este enlace para ver el vídeo.

Cancer susceptibility genes do not cause cancer, but may increase the chance of developing the disease.
Genetic counselors can help determine if testing for cancer susceptibility is right for you.
Genetic testing can help determine if you have a cancer susceptibility gene.
Learn to spot the signs of hereditary cancer risk and how you can help protect your health and that of your relatives.
Your family medical history can help determine if you or your child might inherit certain diseases.