A 49-year-old member asked:
what genes cause hereditary ovarian cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Golder Wilson answered
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
BRCA 1 and 2: The breast-ovarian cancer (brca 1 and 2) genes are the only ones so far proven to cause susceptibility to ovarian cancer (as high as 50% lifetime risk for ovarian, 85% for breast cancer if you have a mutation. Other ovarian cancer susceptibility genes may be identified by ongoing research.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
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