You can still benefit from genetic testing for hereditary cancer even if you have cancer or were treated for cancer before. Genetic testing can help identify underlying hereditary causes of your cancer. This can help you and your doctor
- Better understand your risk of developing a second cancer
- Identify strategies to reduce the risk of developing a second cancer
- Take steps to detect cancer early. Early detection may help improve outcomes
If you are currently diagnosed with cancer, testing can help your doctor determine the best treatment approach. Finding an underlying hereditary cause for your cancer can also provide important information for your family members.