It is crucial that women and families are also educated regarding Lynch Syndrome which is another cancer syndrome for those predisposed to ovarian cancer as well as colorectal, uterine/endometrial, stomach, pancreatic etc. . Breast cancer in Lynch Syndrome is controversial, however, recent genomic research indicates that a subsector of breast cancer patients may also be part of the Lynch Syndrome. If there is a lot of cancers in either sides of the families, please see a trained genetic counsellor for advice. As well, most gynecologic oncologists are very familiar with the Lynch Syndrome.
"And finally, those with a family medical history of breast and/or ovarian cancer should seek genetic counseling to evaluate their risk of an inherited mutation that could increase their odds of getting breast and or ovarian cancer."