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What is my risk for ovarian cancer is I have the brca-1 gene?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 54 %
Women with a brca1 mutation have a 54% of getting ovarian cancer during their lifetime.
This risk can be reduced to less than 5% by having both ovaries removed.

In brief: 54 %
Women with a brca1 mutation have a 54% of getting ovarian cancer during their lifetime.
This risk can be reduced to less than 5% by having both ovaries removed.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Keep in mind that women who don't have this mutation have a lifetime risk of getting ovarian cancer of about 1.5%.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Yes, and keep in mind there's no good screening. Strongly consider having your ovaries removed if you are done having children.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
In brief: About 55%
The lifetime risk of ovarian cancer with a harmful brca1 gene mutation is about 55%.

In brief: About 55%
The lifetime risk of ovarian cancer with a harmful brca1 gene mutation is about 55%.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
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