inherited Cancer Screen

Cancer is more common in some families

Some of the genes we inherit from our parents are meant to protect us from certain cancers. Occasionally, we’ll inherit an irregular version of one of these genes, called a mutation. The Inherited Cancer Screen by Counsyl can look for irregularities in over 20 genes that could mean you’re more susceptible to developing one of these cancers at some point in your life.


look for a variety of conditions

The Inherited Cancer Screen can look at up to 22 specific genes associated with a risk for many different kinds of cancer―breast, ovarian, intestinal, pancreatic, prostate, thyroid, and others.

Your personal family history can help determine if your screen should look at all 22 genes or a specific set of genes.