Does my family have a melanoma gene?
Genetic testing allows us to test a person’s blood to see if they carry a mutation in their genes which puts them and their family at higher risk for melanoma skin cancer.
Approximately 10% of all melanomas are caused by a genetic mutation in a person’s genome. The most commonly tested mutation is CDKN2A. If you have this mutation, you carry about a 40% chance of developing a melanoma skin cancer.
|Genetic Testing Recommended- YES||3 melanomas in 1 person|
|YES||3 cases melanoma between 1st or 2nd degree relatives|
|YES||2 cases melanoma and 1 case of pancreatic cancer between 1st or 2nd degree relatives|
|YES||1 case of melanoma and 2 cases of pancreatic cancer between 1st or 2nd degree relatives|