Hereditary Cancer
Risk Assessment

Should You Consider a Cancer Risk Assessment?

A cancer risk assessment could provide you with more information about your cancer risk, and can guide you to appropriate management of those risks. To determine if a cancer risk assessment is right for you, we have developed the following guidelines:

You might be at an increased risk for cancer if you or your family has a history of:

  • Cancer diagnosed under  50 years of age
  • More than one cancer in the same person
  • Three or more relatives with the same type of cancer
  • Male breast cancer
  • Rare cancers
  • Breast and ovarian cancer in close family members
  • Colon cancer and uterine cancer in close family members
  • Breast or ovarian cancer and a Jewish background