Approximately 5% to 10% of all cancers are hereditary. The known inherited cancer syndromes can cause a greater increased risk for the development of cancer and disease recurrence. Genetic testing provides a better understanding if you or your loved one is at risk for developing a related hereditary cancer.
If you have a personal or family history of cancer, please don’t hesitate to discuss your possible hereditary cancer risk with your doctor. You may also take the Hereditary Cancer Quiz located on Myriad Genetics website at www.hereditarycancerquiz.com.