A negative result means that no pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants were identified in the genes sequenced. This means that you do not have a significantly increased risk for breast, ovary, stomach, pancreatic, prostate, colorectal, uterine cancer, or melanoma based on current clinical information.
It is possible, however, for your cancer risk to be moderately increased based on your family history of cancer. A strong family history of cancer may indicate further investigation of your hereditary risk by a cancer genetics clinic based on this family history. Our genetic counselor is available to walk you through next steps.
A negative result does not rule out the possibility that one of your relatives may carry a pathogenic variant.