Causes and risk factors

Genetic conditions and inherited cancers

You might be offered the chance to test for some genetic conditions. It's important to understand what might happen and the effect any possible results might have.

About inherited cancers

We have information about the different types of cancers that may run in families.

Other inherited cancers

Some rare conditions which run in families can increase the risk of less common types of cancer.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations

We have information about BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in men and women.

Genetic conditions

We have information about the different types of genetic conditions that can increase your risk of cancer.

Lynch syndrome (LS)

Lynch syndrome is a condition that can run in families. It increases the risk of developing some cancers.