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Ovarian Cancer: Prevention, Genetics, Causes

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Ovarian Cancer: Prevention, Genetics, Causes

Prevention

  • Ovarian Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may influence the risk of developing ovarian cancer and about research aimed at the prevention of this disease.

Genetics

  • Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer (PDQ®)
    [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the genetics of breast and ovarian cancer, including information about specific genes and family cancer syndromes. The summary also contains information about interventions that may influence the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer in individuals who may be genetically susceptible to these diseases. Psychosocial issues associated with genetic testing are also discussed.
  • BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing
    A fact sheet about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, how BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations (changes) affect a person's risk of cancer, genetic testing for cancer risk, interpreting test results, and the benefits and risks of genetic testing.
  • Cancer Genetics Services Directory
    Directory of professionals who provide services related to cancer genetic risk assessment, counseling, and testing.

Causes and Risk Factors

  • Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cancer
    A fact sheet about the results of research on menopausal hormone therapy. Includes information about the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on the body. Also outlines the benefits and risks of using menopausal hormones.
  • Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk
    A fact sheet about research on the association of oral contraceptive use with risk of various cancers.