Hereditary Cancer: Support and Resources

Finding out your risk for hereditary cancer can be an overwhelming and emotional time.

Genetic counselors are trained not only with a deep knowledge of the science behind genetic cancers, but they know how to help you work through the questions and emotional complexities involved in hereditary cancer and cancer risk assessment. If you’re concerned about hereditary cancer, make an appointment to speak with a genetic counselor.

 

Concerned that hereditary breast cancer might run in your family?

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Get support for hereditary cancer

There are many online resources and support groups for individuals and families dealing with hereditary cancer.

Stupid Cancer
for young adult/early onset cancer.

Livestrong for Young Adults
for young adults/early onset cancer.

Facing Our Risk for Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
for breast, ovarian and related cancers.

Bright Pink
for breast and ovarian cancers.

Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
for ovarian cancer.

Hereditary Colon Cancer Takes Guts
for hereditary colon cancer.

Kintalk
for hereditary colon cancer.

The Colon Club
for hereditary colon cancer.

LFSA Association
for Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a genetic mutation that causes a range of rare cancers.

 

You are not alone.

See stories of families affected by hereditary cancer, and learn more about how hereditary cancer works.