For patients

This information is for patients or relatives who want to know more about hereditary cancer and genetic testing.

Cancer may result from various causes. Approximately 5% of all cancers is caused by a hereditary factor for cancer. Please contact your general practitioner or oncologist in case you suspect a high familial risk of cancer in your family.

What to expect from a visit at the genetic service?

This page provides information for people who are considering having a genetic test to look for an inherited cause of cancer.

You may have been sent this link because you have been referred to the Genetics Service. If so, please watch all of the short videos prior to your appointment or telephone consultation. 

Please feel free to share this page with other members of your family who would like to know more about the process of genetic testing.