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Genetic Testing

People at risk of hereditary cancer may or may not be offered genetic testing. If a detailed review of your family history suggests that one or more genes may be involved, the genetic counselling appointment will include discussion about genetic testing. 

Hereditary cancer genetic testing for a family usually starts with a blood sample from a person who has had cancer. If a specific gene mutation is found, then testing is available to other interested family members who have had genetic counselling. 

Click here for information for people considering genetic testing because of a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer. Please do not the complete course validation at end of videos as that is for people attending Kaiser Permanente hospitals only. 

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