About 7% of all breast and 10% of all ovarian cancers are inherited (passed down from parents to their children). Researchers now have identified the genes that are responsible for most of these cancers. Mutations (changes) in two genes, BRCA1 & BRCA2, are involved in a majority of families with multiple relatives diagnosed with early onset Breast or Ovarian cancer. The Hereditary Cancer Program provides testing that screens for these mutations. Our dedicated staff will help educate you about your risks and your family's risk for developing these types of cancers and the preventative measures that may reduce those risks.
Consider Genetic Testing to screen for Breast/Ovarian Cancer if: