Precision Medicine: Cancers You Can Inherit

July 10, 2020

Genes - which make up your DNA - are molecules inside your cells that you inherited from your birth parents. Sometimes genes are inherited with changes in the DNA, called mutations. Very small changes in the DNA can sometimes cause large issues like cancer. Some inherited mutations can raise a person’s cancer risk later in life. Take this 6 minute guide to learn more about inherited genetic mutations and how testing for these mutations can help to prevent and diagnosis cancer.