DO YOU HAVE
RISKY GENES?

 People with risky genes have a higher-than-general-population risk of developing certain types of hereditary cancer.

 This site is meant to be a quick study but includes links to more in-depth information at the HBOC (hereditary breast and ovarian cancer) Society website.  

RISKY GENES CAUSE HEREDITARY CANCER

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BUT THERE IS HOPE

Genetic testing

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 It is possible for anyone to carry risky genes but it is more likely if you have a family history of the above types of cancer.  Genetic testing will determine whether you are affected.   Learn more

Early screening and risk reduction

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Medical recommendations provide for risky gene carriers to obtain early-age screening to find cancer when most treatable, and for access to various cancer risk reduction options.  Learn more

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