Approximately 5-10 percent of cancer is inherited. Individuals with a genetic predisposition will have a far higher chance of developing cancer within their lifetime and at an earlier age.
Genetic testing can help determine whether a family has a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome. Individuals who have genetically higher risks to develop certain cancers are recommended to follow high-risk cancer surveillance and management.
The Clinical Cancer Genetics Program at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center can coordinate genetic testing and high-risk cancer surveillance for individuals and their families with heredity cancer syndromes.
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