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If you recover from breast cancer how likely is it that you will get cancer of the ovaries?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Rare
App. 10% of women with breast cancer have the hereditary form of breast cancer, who may have a 15-40% chance of also developing ovarian cancer.
The other 90% of women with breast cancer should have no greater risk of ovarian ca (1.5%) as the general population.

In brief: Rare
App. 10% of women with breast cancer have the hereditary form of breast cancer, who may have a 15-40% chance of also developing ovarian cancer.
The other 90% of women with breast cancer should have no greater risk of ovarian ca (1.5%) as the general population.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Depends
If you carry a mutated brca gene , your lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer can be almost 50% .
If you have breast cancer and are not brca +, your risk is probably not any more than the general population (< 1%). Check out www.Myriadlabs.Com

In brief: Depends
If you carry a mutated brca gene , your lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer can be almost 50% .
If you have breast cancer and are not brca +, your risk is probably not any more than the general population (< 1%). Check out www.Myriadlabs.Com
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
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In brief: BRCA test
Breast and ovarian cancers are associated in those who are brca positive.
Anyone who develops breast cancer under the age of 50 should be tested for the brca gene (regardless of family history and or ethnic background). In brca carriers, the risk of ovarian cancer is 45%.

In brief: BRCA test
Breast and ovarian cancers are associated in those who are brca positive.
Anyone who develops breast cancer under the age of 50 should be tested for the brca gene (regardless of family history and or ethnic background). In brca carriers, the risk of ovarian cancer is 45%.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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