Cancer is a common illness (affecting 1 in 3 people) in our community and most cancers occur as a normal part of ageing. A number of people in your family may have cancer but that does not always mean it is hereditary (runs in the family).
Genetic Services accept referrals for patients who are at increased risk of cancer. If you are concerned about your personal and/or family history of cancer contact your GP for a risk assessment.
You, and members of your family, may be at increased risk of cancer if you have:
The Familial Cancer Program provides testing for inherited cancer predisposition conditions such as breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1 & 2), familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and hereditary non-polypotic colonic cancer (Lynch syndrome).
The familial cancer program can provide: