This simple tool will assess your risk of having inherited certain genetic variants or mutations from your family that could increase your risk of developing certain cancers. For answers to some of the most common questions please check out our FAQs.

This tool is suitable for prostate cancer patients and their family members, as well as anyone – male or female, patient or not – who is looking to find out a bit more about their familys cancer risk. Please note certain populations – particularly anyone with Ashkenazi Jewish heritage – are at an increased risk.

To use the tool all you need is a few minutes and some basic information about any relatives in your family who have been diagnosed with cancer – including the type of cancer and the age they were diagnosed.

This tool does not assess your risks of having inherited all possible genetic variants; it assesses criteria relating to BRCA (BRCA1 and BRCA2) and Lynch Syndrome (hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer – includes MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, and EPCAM). If you are concerned about any other hereditary cancer in your family, please speak to your GP.

We would like to give a huge thank you to the wonderful team at Ovarian Cancer Action who developed this fantastic tool.


If you would like talk to a Clinical Nurse:


Helpline: 0808 808 00 00. Opening hours: 8am-8pm Mon-Fri

Cancer Research UK

Helpline: 0808 800 40 40. Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri

Prostate Cancer UK

Helpline: 0800 074 8383. Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9am-6pm, Wed 10am-8pm


Helpline: 0808 802 0010.

Or if you would like to talk to another man on the phone or find a patient support group near you:

Tackle Prostate Cancer

Helpline: 0800 035 5302. Opening hours: 9am-9pm, 365 days a year