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Cancer Risk and Prevention

Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk

Genetic testing can be useful for some people when certain types of cancer seem to run in their families. It can also be helpful for certain people with cancer who don’t have a family history of cancer. But genetic testing isn't recommended for everyone. Here we offer basic information to help you understand what genetic testing is and how it is used for people and families concerned about their cancer risk.

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