Genetics

It is estimated that 10% to 15% of ovarian cancers are from genetic mutations passed down within a family. An increased risk of ovarian cancer is linked to a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Although less common, BRCA-related ovarian cancer does occur in women who do not have a family history of either breast or ovarian cancer. Educating yourself about genetic testing and the association between mutations and cancers will allow you to be proactive in your health and understand your risks and options to protect you and your loved ones.

Want to learn more about genetics?
Additional information can be found at Cancer.gov by using the link below:
http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/genetics/brca-fact-sheet

Genetic Testing for Cancer with Mike Janicek, MD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qYVB48O5Lk