Welcome to Hereditary Cancer Matters

You don’t inherit cancer, you can inherit a risk of developing cancer and that’s where Hereditary Cancer Matters can help.

When people hear about women’s cancers they often ask questions about how these cancers develop and what the risk factors are. A common question is about the hereditary risks of cancer and if this is something that might affect other family members. Nearly a quarter of the calls to our specialist nurse information service Ask Eve are currently about issues involving hereditary cancer: what the risks are, whether genetic testing is an option, what the implications are for the individual and their family, and how to assess one’s own risk.