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Have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, what are the chances that this was hereditary?
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Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: About 8.5%
Less then 10% of ovarian cancers are currently known to arise from inherited mutations.

In brief: About 8.5%
Less then 10% of ovarian cancers are currently known to arise from inherited mutations.
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Dr. Paul Nowicki
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Dr. Golder Wilson
Clinical Genetics
In brief: Low chance
Without a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, a single case of ovarian cancer has a low risk to be caused by a single gene mutation (e.
g., the brca1 or brca2 mutations). However, testing for brca can be considered with an isolated case of ovarian cancer, particularly if it is in a women under 45 or the woman has children who would be at 50% risk of inheriting a brca mutation.

In brief: Low chance
Without a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, a single case of ovarian cancer has a low risk to be caused by a single gene mutation (e.
g., the brca1 or brca2 mutations). However, testing for brca can be considered with an isolated case of ovarian cancer, particularly if it is in a women under 45 or the woman has children who would be at 50% risk of inheriting a brca mutation.
Dr. Golder Wilson
Dr. Golder Wilson
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