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Predictive genetic testing is the type of testing used to look for inherited gene mutations that might put a person at higher risk of getting certain kinds of cancer. This type of testing might be advised:
- Genetic counseling and testing may be recommended for people who have had certain cancers or certain patterns of cancer in their family. If you have any of the following, you might consider genetic testing:
- If you are concerned about a pattern of cancer in your family, cancer you’ve had in the past, or other cancer risk factors, you may want to talk to a health care provider about whether genetic counseling and testing might be a good option for you.
- You need to know your family history and what kinds of tests are available. For some types of cancer, no known mutations have been linked to an increased risk. Other cancer types may have known mutations, but there is no way to test for them yet.
-Family Cancer Syndromes gives you more information on the types of cancers that may be linked to inherited genes.