Understanding if you are at risk for a genetic form of cancer is complex. You will need the help of a genetic counsellor to review your family health history and assess your personal risk for a genetic form of cancer.
A genetic counsellor can refer you for genetic testing to confirm whether you have a genetic form of cancer.
If you have a genetic form of cancer, it is very important for you to monitor your health. A genetic counsellor can give you information about how to monitor your health through cancer screening. He or she can may also send you to services that can help you understand your options for preventative treatment. Preventative treatment is treatment that can reduce your risk of developing cancer.
You can find tools and services that will help you determine if you are at risk for a genetic form of cancer by using the related resources and related services on the right side of this page. These services will also help you monitor and manage your health if you do have a genetic form of cancer.