Cancer may be traced in your family’s history.
A personal or family history of many different types of cancer may indicate a hereditary cancer condition. These different cancers may include:
- Bone: Sarcoma
- Endocrine: thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, parathyroid
- Gastrointestinal: colon, rectal, pancreatic, or gastric
- Genitourinary: kidney, prostate
- Gynecologic: ovarian, fallopian tube, peritoneal, or uterine
- Skin: Melanoma
We offer testing for very specific conditions.
We offer genetic counseling and testing for many known cancer genetic conditions. Here is a list of some of the conditions—many of them rare—that can be passed along from generation to generation.
- Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome
- Colon polyp syndromes (familial adenomatous polyposis, MYH-associated polyposis, juvenile polyposis)
- Cowden syndrome
- Familial atypical multiple mole melanoma syndrome (FAMMM)
- Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (due to BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations)
- Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer syndrome (due to CDH1 mutations)
- Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome (HLRCC)
- Hereditary papillary renal cell cancer syndrome
- Hereditary paraganglioma syndromes
- Li-Fraumeni syndrome
- Lynch syndrome (also known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer)
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and type 2 syndromes (MEN1 and MEN2)
- Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
- Von-Hipple-Lindau syndrome (VHL)