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I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

There are rare genetic syndromes that increase your chances of getting both breast and ovarian cancers (the best known are mutations in the brca genes).
However, these mutations account for only about 10% of the cases of breast or ovarian cancer.

In brief: Maybe

There are rare genetic syndromes that increase your chances of getting both breast and ovarian cancers (the best known are mutations in the brca genes).
However, these mutations account for only about 10% of the cases of breast or ovarian cancer.
Dr. Thomas Chen
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: High in some groups

Individuals of european jewish descent have a much higher risk of brca 1 & 2 mutations than the general population and having relatives or family members with breast cancer or ovarian cancer especially under the age of 50 should consider genetic testing.
This should be discussed with your gynecologist. Yes, men in these families can be at risk as well.

In brief: High in some groups

Individuals of european jewish descent have a much higher risk of brca 1 & 2 mutations than the general population and having relatives or family members with breast cancer or ovarian cancer especially under the age of 50 should consider genetic testing.
This should be discussed with your gynecologist. Yes, men in these families can be at risk as well.
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