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Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Increased risk...

...is associated with increased age, women with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, women with the genetic BRCA modifications, and certain ethnicities.
These groups have a higher risk than the overall lifetime risk for women in the US of 1.6%.

In brief: Increased risk...

...is associated with increased age, women with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, women with the genetic BRCA modifications, and certain ethnicities.
These groups have a higher risk than the overall lifetime risk for women in the US of 1.6%.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Here are some of the important risk factors: - family history of cancer, especially breast and ovarian types - personal history of breast, colon, uterine cancer - age over 55 - never been pregnant - use of certain kinds of long-term hormone therapy a really great review is at: http://www.
Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/ovary/page4.

In brief: Multiple

Here are some of the important risk factors: - family history of cancer, especially breast and ovarian types - personal history of breast, colon, uterine cancer - age over 55 - never been pregnant - use of certain kinds of long-term hormone therapy a really great review is at: http://www.
Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/ovary/page4.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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