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What are the risk factors for ovarian cancer?
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
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In brief: Ovarian Cancer Risks
Age, reproductive history, obesity, family history, carrier of the brca1 and brca2 genes, hormone therapy history, and prior gynecologic surgery can all affect the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
If there is a family history of the disease, or you are simply concerned, it is best to consult your gynecologist for advice and counsel.

In brief: Ovarian Cancer Risks
Age, reproductive history, obesity, family history, carrier of the brca1 and brca2 genes, hormone therapy history, and prior gynecologic surgery can all affect the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
If there is a family history of the disease, or you are simply concerned, it is best to consult your gynecologist for advice and counsel.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: Ovarian cancer
There are several important risk factors: inherited (hereditary) mutations such as brca 1, brca 2 or hnpcc; family history of ovarian cancer; personal history of breast cancer; infertility; delayed child bearing.
Birth control pills actually protect against ovarian cancer.

In brief: Ovarian cancer
There are several important risk factors: inherited (hereditary) mutations such as brca 1, brca 2 or hnpcc; family history of ovarian cancer; personal history of breast cancer; infertility; delayed child bearing.
Birth control pills actually protect against ovarian cancer.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Multiple
Most women who get ovarian cancer get it without being at high risk but there are some factors that can increase a woman's risk: middle or older age, family history of ovarian cancer, brca mutation, ashkenazi jewish background, never been pregnant, history of endometriosis.

In brief: Multiple
Most women who get ovarian cancer get it without being at high risk but there are some factors that can increase a woman's risk: middle or older age, family history of ovarian cancer, brca mutation, ashkenazi jewish background, never been pregnant, history of endometriosis.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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