Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

If you are a woman with a family health history of breast or ovarian cancer, you may be more likely to get these cancers yourself. Collecting your family health history and sharing this information with your doctor can help you find out if you’re at higher risk. If so, you can take steps to lower your risk.

Learn tips to help cancer patients, as well as their family members and caregivers, stay healthy while staying home.

My Family Health Portrait - Record your family health history - Learn about your risk for conditions - Print & save your family health history - Visit My Family Health Portrait with an image of a multi generational family
bring your brave collage with differnt women

The Bring Your Brave campaign provides information about breast cancer to women younger than age 45 by sharing real stories about young women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.

For more information, visit the Genomics and Precision Public Health home page.

Page last reviewed: January 8, 2019