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I have ovarian cancer and the BRCA mutation. Now what?

By Anonymous September 18, 2014 - 10:46am
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Hi Anon and thanks for your question.

You are most likely already aware that your risk of also developing breast cancer is greatly increased. In terms of what to do next, there are many options.

A  good clinical resource is the National Cancer Institute. Please see this page, BRCA1 and BCRA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing, for in-depth information, including a section on how people who test positive can manage their risk of cancer. These options include These enhanced screening, prophylactic (risk-reducing) surgery, and chemoprevention. I would also strongly suggest getting involved with a support group if you haven't done so already.

We hope this is helpful.


September 18, 2014 - 5:46pm
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