Family and Genetic Risk Assessment

A person’s medical and family history often holds clues to determine if he or she has, or is at risk for, an inherited cancer.

We can do some things to reduce our chances of getting cancer or increase our odds of finding it early. Cancer prevention and early detection have become important components of a good health program and can help you to live a longer and healthier life. Knowing your cancer risk factors, including genetics, can make a significant difference to you and your family’s future health.

Individuals concerned about their personal or family history of cancer may benefit from an evaluation by skilled Mercy staff. While a family history of cancer does not always mean your cancer risk is high, genetic evaluation can help clarify your specific risks.

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