Genetics Tool


Cancer Genetics Probability Report
Knowing whether your cancer is hereditary can shed light on the types of cancer treatments you may want to consider. It can also provide the information you and your family needs to plan for family counseling and potential preventative procedures.

Our complimentary cancer genetics questionnaire allows you to assess the probability of your cancer being hereditary. The questionnaire uses your personal and family history of cancer to determine whether you will need to have cancer genetic testing completed. A genetic test from your blood can be done to determine which genetic mutation you inherited.]

Knowing your cancer is genetic helps prevent other types of cancer and can trigger a change in your treatment plan. For example, a new FDA-approved drug called olaparib can now help treat a mutation in ovarian cancer.

What You Need to Know:

Before you get started with our questionnaire, you’ll need to know three-generation family medical history on both maternal and paternal lineages. You should also have access to the following information.

Age at diagnosis of cancer
This is very important if your family member was younger than 50 at the time of his or her diagnosis.

Type of cancer
Details about the type of cancer are important so that we can accurately predict risk based on the known hereditary cancer syndrome genes. For example, knowing if there was a malignant brain tumor vs. a benign one is important to note. Please keep in mind that this database is expanding as advancements in genetics and cancer continue to develop.

Ethnicity plays a role. For example, Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry has higher risk for certain types of cancer.


1. This genetic risk is only pertained to cancer, it does not cover non-cancer related diseases.
2. As you age and your family history change, the assessment of the probability of genetic risk will also change..
3. As we learn more about cancer and genetics, the assessment will also change..
4. Testing if indicated should be done on the affected individuals to accurately identify the gene mutations. If testing is indicated you have to see professional genetic counselors..
5. The ability to generate massive amount of genetic data has outpaced our ability to analyze and interpret the clinical significance of these data at the moment.

This tool is using current genetic knowledge to help you understand your genetic risks. The decision to offer genetic testing is based on clinical judgement from your treating physicians. In addition, if your current personal situation is beyond the coverage of this tool, please refer to your treating physicians for guidance.