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Is there a possibility of me having ovarian cancer if grandma had it?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Possible

It is possible for a woman to have ovarian cancer, with or without family history.
Inheritance of brca 1 and/or 2 increases the risk of ovarian cancer, among other cancers, e.g., breast. It would be important to consult your doctor if you have any abdominal symptoms, even vague ones.

In brief: Possible

It is possible for a woman to have ovarian cancer, with or without family history.
Inheritance of brca 1 and/or 2 increases the risk of ovarian cancer, among other cancers, e.g., breast. It would be important to consult your doctor if you have any abdominal symptoms, even vague ones.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: It is possible

Majority of ovarian cancer is sporadic.
However, there is a familial type of ovarian cancer- i.e. Ovarian-breast hereditary syndrome- where people can have mutation in the brca 1/2 genes. This will give you significant risk to develop both ovarian ca& breast ca as well as other cancer. Check if there is other family members with different kind of cancers; and discuss with your doctor your risk.

In brief: It is possible

Majority of ovarian cancer is sporadic.
However, there is a familial type of ovarian cancer- i.e. Ovarian-breast hereditary syndrome- where people can have mutation in the brca 1/2 genes. This will give you significant risk to develop both ovarian ca& breast ca as well as other cancer. Check if there is other family members with different kind of cancers; and discuss with your doctor your risk.
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