Am I at Risk for Hereditary Colon Cancer?
This short quiz will assess risk factors for certain types of hereditary cancer. Be sure to consider both your mother's and father's sides of the family when answering these questions.
Before taking the quiz you may need to get a little information from your family members on both sides. You will want to know who has had cancer, what kind of cancer they had, and how old they were when they got it.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Don't wait for a cure...colon cancer can be prevented.
Hereditary factors play an important role in colorectal cancer.
Hereditary factors play an important role in colorectal cancer. Sharing your family cancer history and your concerns about cancer risk with your doctor may help change the pattern of cancer in your family.
Early detection of these genetic changes can potentially help:
- Find cancers at an earlier, more treatable stage
- Choose preventive strategies
- Let other family members know about their potential risk of developing cancer
- Reduce the anxiety and stress caused by uncertainty
Take the online Hereditary Cancer Quiz to help you and your healthcare provider determine whether hereditary cancer testing is right for you. Keep in mind this quiz is not a full assessment, but does provide important information for you and your healthcare provider.
Talk to your healthcare provider about your cancer family history today!