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What is the definition or description of: Hereditary ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

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Hereditary Ovarian cancer(often in combination with Breast Cancer) runs in 10 of Ovarian cancers.
It should be considered and confirm by genetic testing if there is high suspicion based on 2 or more first degree relatives(parents, sisters or maternal aunts) suffering from Ovarian or Breast Cancer. The diagnosis is confirmed if you are a carrier for BRCA gene mutation (genetic test which can be don

In brief: More than one member

Hereditary Ovarian cancer(often in combination with Breast Cancer) runs in 10 of Ovarian cancers.
It should be considered and confirm by genetic testing if there is high suspicion based on 2 or more first degree relatives(parents, sisters or maternal aunts) suffering from Ovarian or Breast Cancer. The diagnosis is confirmed if you are a carrier for BRCA gene mutation (genetic test which can be don
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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