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What genes cause hereditary ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Golder Wilson
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: BRCA 1 and 2

The breast-ovarian cancer (brca 1 and 2) genes are the only ones so far proven to cause susceptibility to ovarian cancer (as high as 50% lifetime risk for ovarian, 85% for breast cancer if you have a mutation.
Other ovarian cancer susceptibility genes may be identified by ongoing research.

In brief: BRCA 1 and 2

The breast-ovarian cancer (brca 1 and 2) genes are the only ones so far proven to cause susceptibility to ovarian cancer (as high as 50% lifetime risk for ovarian, 85% for breast cancer if you have a mutation.
Other ovarian cancer susceptibility genes may be identified by ongoing research.
Dr. Golder Wilson
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Patients with Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer Syndrome also have increased risk for ovarian (in addition to endometrial) cancer albeit not as much as BRCA carriers.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology

In brief: BRCA 1 and BRCA 2

Your healthcare provider needs to be aware of your family history to be able to assess risk of certain cancers and to determine if genetic testing is appropriate.
Having a brca mutation increases your risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Being aware of your cancer risk allows the opportunity to take action to prevent cancer.

In brief: BRCA 1 and BRCA 2

Your healthcare provider needs to be aware of your family history to be able to assess risk of certain cancers and to determine if genetic testing is appropriate.
Having a brca mutation increases your risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Being aware of your cancer risk allows the opportunity to take action to prevent cancer.
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