Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
In this 21st Century, it is not a matter of surprise that many families have at least a few members who have had Cancer. Certain risk factors such as smoking have been found as common factor for hereditary Cancer. But in some Cases, the Cancer is caused by an abnormal gene that is being passed away from generation to generations. Many family cancer syndromes are caused by inherited defects of Tumor suppressor genes. Genetic Testing is generally carried out so as to identify specific inherited changes in a person's Chromosomes, Genes or Proteins. Autosomal dominant and Autosomal Recessive are two types of patterns that influence the mutations involved in Hereditary Cancer Syndromes.
- Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
- Hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer