​Cancer may be traced in your family’s history.

Multigenerational family

A personal or family history of many different types of cancer may indicate a hereditary cancer condition. These different cancers may include:

  • Bone: Sarcoma
  • Breast
  • 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)