Welcome to Hereditary Cancer Matters

Cancer is not inherited; however, you can inherit (or pass on) an increased risk of cancer developing.

How and why this happens depends on different factors and it is common to have questions. Nearly a quarter of the calls to our specialist nurse information service, Ask Eve, are on issues related to this topic.

Hereditary Cancer Matters is here to help answer some of the common questions you or your family may have. Remember, if you are uncertain, you can also contact Ask Eve and the team will be happy to help ensure you have the information you need.