5%-10% - The percent of all cancers resulting from inherited traits.
The known inherited cancer syndromes confer sharply increased risks for cancer and cancer recurrence, and are more prevalent than you may expect. In fact, there are very likely patients within your own practice who carry the genetic mutations responsible for these increased risks. Identifying these patients through appropriate testing can lead to improved treatment options, more appropriate plans for risk management, and, ultimately, better outcomes.
On this site and MyriadPro.com, you will find comprehensive information on the most common hereditary cancer syndromes, and why inherited mutations in certain genes can lead to increased risk for breast, ovarian, colorectal, endometrial, melanoma, and pancreatic cancer. You will also learn how to identify the familial patterns associated with each syndrome, and the appropriate processes for applying the powerful diagnostic tool of genetic testing.
Our websites are designed to give you perhaps the most important weapon in the ongoing battle against hereditary cancer: knowledge.