The first step in understanding and being proactive about your personal cancer risk is knowing your family history. These questions clarify whether an evaluation with a cancer risk expert may be beneficial.

 

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Have you or a family member on either side of the family been diagnosed with:
Breast cancer before age 50?


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Three or more breast cancers on the same side of the family (including yourself)?


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A gene mutation related to cancer (e.g. BRCA1, BRCA2)?


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Any ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, or male breast cancer?


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Prostate cancer that spread to other body sites (metastasized)?


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Three or more prostate cancers on the same side of the family (including yourself)?


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Colon or uterine cancer before age 50?


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Two or more colon/rectal, uterine, stomach, pancreas, small bowel, biliary, or brain cancers on the same side of the family (including yourself)?


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Ten or more colon polyps in the same person?


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Three or more people with melanoma on the same side of the family (including yourself)?


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Any breast or prostate cancer in a family of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage?


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Have you ever had a breast biopsy that showed atypical cells (ADH, ALH) or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)?


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If you answered YES to any of these questions, we recommend speaking with a genetic counselor about your personalized options for cancer screening and risk-reduction.
Would you like a genetic counseling assistant to contact you?

If you answered yes to having a genetic counselor contact you, please provide your phone number.