The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this helpful graphic. The graphic explains how you can use genetic testing to understand more about your personal risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
First, it is important to track down the history of different types of cancer in your own family.
Next, genetic counseling can give you advice about using genetic tests that may be able to tell you more specific information about your personal risk based on your genes, or DNA.
Finally, we can all lower our risk for breast, ovarian, and other cancers by making healthy lifestyle choices and getting regular cancer screenings.
For more information, go to: www.cdc.gov/BringYourBrave