Genetic testing can help you learn more about your risk for developing hereditary cancer. If you test positive for a mutation, it means that you may have an increased risk of developing cancer. Because mutations often run in families, your relatives may also be at an increased risk.
Knowing your risk can help you and your doctor take proactive steps to care for your health, such as preventative cancer screening. To learn more about genetic testing for cancer, please speak with a genetic counselor or your doctor.