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Risk Assessment

What is risk assessment?

Cancer risk assessment looks at personal and family risk factors that may put you at higher risk for cancer. Knowing your risk helps you learn what you can do to lower your chances of getting cancer.

Some of the reasons for having cancer risk assessment are:

  • To understand if cancer runs in your family
  • To learn if cancer has been caused by an inherited genetic change
  • To see if genetic testing will be of value to you or your family
  • To find out your risk for cancer
  • To learn what you can do about your risk for cancer