What Are My Next Steps?

Some people find having a plan and being proactive about their health empowering, while others find it causes them worry or anxiety. It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about any concerns you may have, so you can work together to find the best next steps forward for you.

If you have learned and/or feel you do not have an increased risk for hereditary cancer, you may not need to schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider right away. However, it may be important to discuss this possibility at your next regularly scheduled visit. As well, please come back to this website if anything changes in your personal and/or family health history – it could change your risk for hereditary cancer.

If you have learned and/or feel you do have an increased risk for hereditary cancer, gather important information (see below as a guide) and make an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss it in more detail.

Your Checklist

Here is a helpful checklist to help you organize those important documents to bring with you.

Our Risk Tool

Fill out the hereditary cancer risk indicator to help you learn about whether you should seek further evaluation for hereditary cancer.

Family Health History

Print and share your family predigree with your current healthcare provider or other family members.

Guiding Questions

Bring this list of questions to ask your healthcare provider for additional guidance.

I have or had a cancer diagnosis
I have not had a cancer diagnosis

Personal Risk Factors

Understand your risk. There are many factors that may influence your risk to develop cancer.

Other Important Information

Please click on and print any other topics (see the titles at the top of the page) on this website that you think would be helpful to have for the discussion between you and your healthcare provider.