Hereditary cancer syndromes account for appromxtaely 5-10% of all cancers. Genetic mutations causing an increased risk of cancer can be identified and used to inform you of your cancer risks and direct an appropriate strategy to minimise those risks. Individuals with a family history but no personal history of cancer can take the test.
Once a cancer-predisposing mutation has been identified in a patient with cancer, their relatives can be offered predictive testing to find out whether they have inherited the mutation and may be at increased risk of developing cancer in the future.
Genes in the panel: