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If a family member has ovarian cancer, can genetic screening determine if other family members will get the disease?
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes
Ovarian cancer, especially pre-menopausal ovarian cancer is a rare disease and i recommend family members of such patients atleast have a genetics consultation to talk about testing.
Brca-1 and brca-2 mutations put women at a much higher risk of developing ovarian, breast and endometrial cancers. More common in jewish women. Hnpcc (lynch syndrome) also increases the risks of female cancers.

In brief: Yes
Ovarian cancer, especially pre-menopausal ovarian cancer is a rare disease and i recommend family members of such patients atleast have a genetics consultation to talk about testing.
Brca-1 and brca-2 mutations put women at a much higher risk of developing ovarian, breast and endometrial cancers. More common in jewish women. Hnpcc (lynch syndrome) also increases the risks of female cancers.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: The BRCA
Family type i & ii are associated with not only ovary bit breast cancer, and screening alllows your family to make decisions about their breasts and ovaries before cancer develops.

In brief: The BRCA
Family type i & ii are associated with not only ovary bit breast cancer, and screening alllows your family to make decisions about their breasts and ovaries before cancer develops.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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