Know Your Hereditary Risk for Cancer

Approximately five to 10 percent of all cancers are hereditary. Patients with a hereditary cancer syndrome are at a significant risk for developing an initial cancer and a second primary cancer. Knowing your hereditary risk for cancer is the first step in preventing cancer or facilitating early diagnosis.

Hereditary Cancer Quiz

Take this 30-second quiz to help determine whether you might benefit from hereditary cancer testing. It identifies red flags in your history that might suggest genetic risk factors for cancer, including: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Uterine Cancer. Information is secure and may be shared with PWHC.

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Family History Tool

Use this tool to record your full cancer family history. It provides a summary of hereditary risks and generates a family pedigree chart. It takes about 6 minutes to complete. Information is secure and may be shared with PWHC.

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These tools are designed to help identify patients for hereditary cancer testing, but it does not take the place of a full screening. All patients should undergo further evaluation to determine whether testing is appropriate.