Hereditary breast cancer

A small percentage of people who develop breast cancer - approximately 5% - have a hereditary component. If you may have a genetic predisposition to develop cancer, you can come to the Hereditary Cancer Clinic at the Netherlands Cancer Institute for advice. We will collect your family history, create a family tree for you, and can do a genetic test if necessary to find out whether you have a genetic risk. Depending on your results, we can calculate your risk of developing cancer (again) in you and/or your family. This will lead to personalized advice about screenings or preventative measures.

The specialists at the NKI Breast Cancer Center can recommend a visit to this clinic. Your general practitioner or specialist can refer you to us. All costs will be covered by health insurance, although a part of the costs will come from your own risk.