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If several of your relatives have had cancer, you and your children may face an increased risk of getting the same disease. Knowing your family history can make a difference in preventing cancer.

If several of your relatives have had cancer, you and your children may face an increased risk of getting the same disease. Knowing your family history can make a difference in preventing cancer.

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Genetic testing

About 5-10% of all cancers are inherited, meaning that mutations in specific genes are passed from one blood relative to another. Genetic testing can determine your family history and cancer risk.

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hereditary cancer syndromes

Hereditary cancer syndromes

There are several known inherited syndromes that can greatly increase the risk for certain kinds of cancer.

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Genetic Counseling Appointment

New patients: Fill out our self-referral form or call 877-632-6789 to speak with a health information specialist. Your request will be routed to the care center that best fits your personal or family history.
Existing MD Anderson patients: Request a genetic counseling referral from your attending provider.
Let's get started. Request an appointment online or call us at 1-877-632-6789. 1-877-632-6789.