What is a Cancer Pedigree?

A Cancer Pedigree is a family history that concentrates on who in the family has had a cancer.

It is a very useful tool to assess inherited cancer risk and to estimate the potential risk of cancer for family members. It is also used to determine who might benefit from genetic testing, increased screening and other risk reducing strategies.

We have provided more information about “Drawing a Family Tree or Pedigree“, including free online tools and a questionnaire you can print out, to help you.

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