What is Cascade Genetic Testing? And How Can it Save lives?

Cascade Testing is one of the most important tools for breaking the cycle of hereditary cancer in families. It is the testing-sharing-testing-sharing of genetic test results among blood relatives.

Is there a history of cancer in your family? (Grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, or cousins?) Genetic testing saves lives!

Cascade testing requires two important steps:

1. Having testing done.
2. Sharing information.

That includes sharing test results and the specific mutation in the gene, like 3773delTT in BRCA2. And as soon as the information is known.

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