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What is the treatment for hereditary ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology
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In brief: Prevention.

Most hereditary ovarian cancer is caused by BRCA genes.
The key is prevention. US, blood work and a physical exam every six moths. Oral contraceptives can decrease risk of ovarian cancer. If BRCA positive then removal of tubes and ovaries at about 35 or after childbearing. Need to make a cancer prevention plan with doctor. Also need close relatives to be aware of risk. Hope this helps.

In brief: Prevention.

Most hereditary ovarian cancer is caused by BRCA genes.
The key is prevention. US, blood work and a physical exam every six moths. Oral contraceptives can decrease risk of ovarian cancer. If BRCA positive then removal of tubes and ovaries at about 35 or after childbearing. Need to make a cancer prevention plan with doctor. Also need close relatives to be aware of risk. Hope this helps.
Dr. Michael Hulse
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Close observation

Ovarian cancer is not per se"hereditary.
" we do know that there is a gene that carries a predilection to certain cancers. On this gene lies all female cancers, colon cancer and prostate cancer , even if you have this gene it does not guarantee you will get cancer . If you know this gene is in your family you must be vigilant to watch for them and start younger than other people.

In brief: Close observation

Ovarian cancer is not per se"hereditary.
" we do know that there is a gene that carries a predilection to certain cancers. On this gene lies all female cancers, colon cancer and prostate cancer , even if you have this gene it does not guarantee you will get cancer . If you know this gene is in your family you must be vigilant to watch for them and start younger than other people.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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