What do My Genetic Test Results Mean?

Several genes are now available for genetic testing for prostate cancer. These genes can confer varying degree of risk for prostate cancer and risk for additional cancers.

Guidelines for cancer screening, management, and treatment exist for some genes and not for others. It is important for patients to understand their genetic test results in the context of their own personal and family history.

The information described here is intended to provide general guidance regarding cancer risks, screening, risk reducing options, and further management for patients and their families. The information should be placed in context of your personal and family history and discussed with your doctor(s) for personal recommendations and management.