Hereditary Cancer Genes and Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

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During a genetic counseling consultation, your genetic counselor will assess your personal and family history. We will determine which hereditary cancer genes, if any, should be analyzed. Your genetic counselor can provide more detailed information that may apply to you and your family.

Many genetic mutations are linked to hereditary cancers. Some mutations may be linked to one particular type of cancer, while others may increase your risk for many kinds of cancer. Hereditary cancer syndromes may also be connected to other conditions that are not cancer.

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