Understand your risks so you can understand your options.
Learn about your risk of developing certain inherited cancers
before they happen.
Cancer is more common in some families
While most cases of cancer happen by chance due to a variety of factors, about 10% of the time, cancer is linked to a single change in a gene, or mutation, that has been passed down from generation to generation. This is referred to as hereditary cancer.
Families with hereditary cancer often have multiple family members affected with cancer, and certain cancers may be diagnosed at younger ages. A person who has inherited a gene mutation associated with hereditary cancer will not necessarily get cancer, but he or she is at a higher risk than those without a gene mutation.
DIPLOIDE´s DIPCANCER hereditary cancer panels can help determine if you carry a mutation that would put you at an increased risk for cancer.
Certain mutations increase the risk of hereditary cancer and lead to the development of many types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, colorectal, intestinal, uterine, prostate, pancreatic, renal, hepatic and melanoma.