MyCheck Cancer assesses tumor-associated mutations that are being passed along from generation to generation.
Cancer is the world’s second deadliest disease, so it’s unfortunate but no surprise that many families have at least a few members who have had cancer. Sometimes, certain types of cancer seem to run in some families. Although this is often referred to as inherited cancer, what is inherited is the abnormal gene that can lead to cancer, not the cancer itself.
People that inherit these abnormal genes are more susceptible to cancer development. Identifying those at high risk enables implementation of additional screening, surveillance, and interventions.