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Is there a genomic test for ovarian cancer?

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In brief: Yes

Many genes have been identified that may increase your risk of ovarian cancer from the normal <1% risk to a doubling or up to a 40% lifetime risk.
The best validated gene is the brca gene. The new next generation sequencing technology can check for 19 genes at once that increase risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer. This may be helpful if you have a family history of ovarian cancer.

In brief: Yes

Many genes have been identified that may increase your risk of ovarian cancer from the normal <1% risk to a doubling or up to a 40% lifetime risk.
The best validated gene is the brca gene. The new next generation sequencing technology can check for 19 genes at once that increase risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer. This may be helpful if you have a family history of ovarian cancer.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: BRCA

Not sure what is meant by "genomic" though.

In brief: BRCA

Not sure what is meant by "genomic" though.
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Not a single test

Different cancers have different genetic anomalies predisposing to different types of cancers.
Even cancers of the ovary have multiple anomalies that are thought to be causative. Brca 1 & 2 (same genes involved in breast cancer) abnormalities are associated with increased incidence of ovarian cancer.

In brief: Not a single test

Different cancers have different genetic anomalies predisposing to different types of cancers.
Even cancers of the ovary have multiple anomalies that are thought to be causative. Brca 1 & 2 (same genes involved in breast cancer) abnormalities are associated with increased incidence of ovarian cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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