Hereditary Melanoma

Families that have multiple members with melanoma, a specific type of skin cancer, are more likely to have mutations in the CDKN2A gene. People with CDKN2A mutations are at high risk to develop multiple melanomas. They are also more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than the average person.

Each child of an individual with CDKN2A has a 50 percent chance of also having a CDKN2A gene mutation.

One of our cancer genetic counselors can work with you to figure out your risk, and possibly offer genetic testing, to clarify who in your family has CDKN2A.